The birth of the artificial womb

Alessia Andreotti
November 11th 2013

Scientists at Juntendo University in Tokyo have developed a practice called EUFI, extrauterine fetal incubation. In EUFI, the researchers take goat fetuses, thread catheters through the large vessels in the umbilical cord and supply the fetuses with oxygenated blood while suspending them in incubators that contain artificial amniotic fluid heated to body temperature.

It may seem that Aldous Huxley's words from Brave New World have come to life: “One by one the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; deftly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline solution poured . . . and already the bottle had passed on through an opening in the wall, slowly on into the Social Predestination Room”.

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Jorge
Posted 11/11/2013 – 19:50

Interesting but old news. Almost 2 decades old news. http://Beforeitsnews.com stole the article, word for word, without citing its original source, an article in New York Times magazine from 1996.

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