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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"People say Sita ji was born from an earthen pot, which means at the time of Ramayana, a concept similar to test-tube baby must have existed," he said.
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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.
Last year the birth of test-tube baby Adam Nash sparked an ethics storm when it emerged he was only born in order to give his sister Molly a life-saving transplant of blood cells.
Silver, a Princeton molecular biology professor, walks the reader step by illuminating step through both the science and social practice of bioengineering for human reproduction, from the first test-tube baby in 1978 to gene-splicing and the possibility of cloning today.
Summary: Gurugram (Haryana) [India], July 25 (ANI): Thirty-nine years ago the world was introduced to its first test-tube baby when Louise Brown was born through the IVF technique at Bourn Hall.
THE world's first test-tube baby celebrates her 35th birthday today by paying tribute to the fertility pioneers who gave her life.
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.
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Frederick "Fred" Wirth Jr., 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.