test-tube baby


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test-tube baby:

see in vitro fertilizationin vitro fertilization
(IVF), technique for conception of a human embryo outside the mother's body. Several ova, or eggs, are removed from the mother's body and placed in special laboratory culture dishes (Petri dishes); sperm from the father are then added, or in many cases a
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test-tube baby

Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]

test-tube baby

1. a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
2. a baby conceived by artificial insemination
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A decade after the birth of the first test-tube baby, Parliament created a licensing board, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which has kept a tight lid on burgeoning genetic technologies since 1991--to the dismay of some would-be patients and clinic directors.
1978: The first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Oldham General Hospital.
London, July 25 ( ANI ): The world's first test-tube baby has paid tribute to the fertility pioneers, who gave her and millions of others life, as she turns 35.
Dubai: When a Palestinian specialist in in-vitro fertilisation, Dr Salem Abu Al Kheizaran was contacted by Mohannad's mother some five years ago to help her have a test-tube baby with her imprisoned husband, he couldn't say no.
ANSWERS: 1 Gladys Knight; 2 Michael Dickinson; 3 The castle; 4 Excalibur; 5 Venus; 6 An 18th century American Indian chief; 7 Ray Reardon; 8 The Colossus of Rhodes; 9 Swagger Jagger; 10 She was the world's first test-tube baby.
OUR report that model Jordan is planning a test-tube baby prompted a bulging mailbag.
the physician to America's first test-tube baby, has died, his family said Friday.
The world waited until 1978 for Britain to produce the first test-tube baby - 6,000 are now born here every year.
Lord Winston said some doctors in London charge 10 times the fee for test-tube baby treatment as reputable clinics in Australia.
1971 - Christiaan Barnard carried out his first combined heart and lung transplant1978 - Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham General Hospital.
ACTRESS Halle Berry is so desperate to become a mother that she is considering having a test-tube baby or adopting.
The Human Embryo and Fertilisation Authority, which regulates test-tube baby techniques, has no powers to control the clinic since the sperm involved is not donated.