An American baby born from a frozen embryo of more than 27 years
In an event that sparked a wave of global interest, a baby girl was born from a fetus that has been frozen for more than 27 years.
The American baby broke the world record for the largest gap between freezing and birth.
Molly Everett Gibson, who is now one month old, made history after she was born to parents Tina and Ben on October 26, after spending more than 27 years frozen as a fetus before being transferred to her mother's womb on February 10 this year.
The time an embryo spends in frozen preservation has set a new record for the longest freezing time an embryo has ever had, according to research staff at the University of Tennessee Medical University Preston Library.
The previous record was set by her sister Emma Raine Gibson, who was born in 2017.
The fetus from which Emma was born was frozen for more than 24 years before her birth, as she and her sister were frozen together as embryos, making them two full genetic sisters.
The freezing of the embryo, which later resulted in Molly’s birth, occurred on October 14, 1992, and was then thawed by the director of the laboratory of the National Center for Embryo Donation and embryologist, Carol Somerville, on February 10 of this year, and it was transferred to Tina’s womb by the president of the National Donation Center. Fetal Medicine (NEDC) and Medical Director, Dr Geoffrey Kennan on February 12th.
According to the American newspaper "Metro" and the "Russia Today" website.
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