A couple from
Tennessee (United States)
has broken a record by giving birth to a baby from a frozen embryo 27 years ago, which shows that fertilized embryos could be kept "indefinitely," a spokesperson for the center told Efe this Friday. fertilization that carried out the process.
Tina and Ben Gibson
Tina and Ben Gibson
have broken their own record with the birth of
since they already
have another daughter
who was conceived from a brother embryo that
was frozen for 24 years.
The insemination of this donated embryo was carried out by the
National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC),
a fertility center with a religious focus, according to the organization itself.
"Molly Everette Gibson
spent more than 27 years as a frozen and preserved embryo,
marking the only known record for the longest frozen embryo leading to birth," it said in a statement.
spokesman for the NEDC, told Efe on Friday that this confirms that "as long as the embryos are frozen and properly stored, we believe that they can remain 'in good condition' indefinitely."
The NEDC focuses on saving fertilized embryos that are going to be discarded for
donation to couples with fertility problems.
was frozen in 1992
and could have been born at any time in the last 27 years.
It is the genetic sister of the previous one, which comes from an embryo frozen at the same time and was born after 24 years in conservation, which also shows that the equipment
used in the 90s was advanced enough
to guarantee the safety of the process.
Fertilized embryos are implanted in the mother's uterus and are one of the
for couples with fertility problems.
"This is proof that no embryo should be discarded and not considered 'old'," said NEDC Director Jeffrey Keenan.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
US elections Facebook closes several pages linked to Steve Bannon for spreading 'fake news' about the US elections
United KingdomLords stop the law with which Johnson can break the Brexit agreement
US Elections Trump's government instructs its prosecutors to investigate alleged electoral fraud
See links of interest
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - TD Systems Baskonia
Zalgiris Kaunas - Barça
Hertha BSC - 1. FC Union Berlin
Real Madrid - Asvel Villeurbanne
Athletic Club - Celta de Vigo