An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
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25-04-2017, 05:02 PM (This post was last modified: 25-04-2017 05:09 PM by GenesisNemesis.)
An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/25/154217...erm-infant


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Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.

It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow babies, eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. But it’s important not to get ahead of the data, says Alan Flake, fetal surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and lead author of today’s study. “It’s complete science fiction to think that you can take an embryo and get it through the early developmental process and put it on our machine without the mother being the critical element there,” he says.

Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.

Also I love that he says "it's complete science fiction". Plenty of things are complete science fiction and yet we have them.

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25-04-2017, 05:36 PM
An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
What about the part connected to the womb? Can they make one of them?
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25-04-2017, 05:41 PM
RE: An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
(25-04-2017 05:36 PM)KUSA Wrote:  What about the part connected to the womb? Can they make one of them?

It's called a fleshlight and we have them since 1995.

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25-04-2017, 06:07 PM
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(25-04-2017 05:41 PM)epronovost Wrote:  
(25-04-2017 05:36 PM)KUSA Wrote:  What about the part connected to the womb? Can they make one of them?

It's called a fleshlight and we have them since 1995.

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25-04-2017, 06:11 PM
An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
Has the fleshlight been tested scientifically?
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25-04-2017, 06:14 PM
RE: An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
Well, that would put an end to abortion disputes between parents. The one who wants to keep the baby can grow it in a womb and raise it.

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