Would You Grow Your Baby In An Artificial Womb? … #Ectogenesis

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(The following excerpt from Would YOU Grow Your Child In An Artificial Womb OUTSIDE Of A Human Body? by Victoria Woollaston recently appeared on dailymail.com.uk. To view it in its entirety click on the link below.)

Within 30 years, a futurist believes babies will regularly be born in artificial wombs, outside of human bodies.

The technology, known as ectogenesis, has been in development since 2001 and previous experiments involved growing mouse embryos in wombs attached to “placenta machines.”

Campaigners believe it could reduce the number of still births, because foetuses would be more closely monitored and accessible, but critics claim it could redefine social roles.

Others have stated it removes the bond between a mother and her child.

Ectogenesis is the growth of an organism outside of a body, and applies to animals as well as the growth of bacteria.

Artificial wombs need an artificial uterus that supplies nutrients…

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