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How ectogenesis could change human reproduction forever

How ectogenesis could change human reproduction forever The idea of human ectogenesis - growing a baby in an artificial environment outside of the human body - has always been considered in the realms of science fiction, however it may not be for much longer.

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How ectogenesis could change human reproduction forever
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Scientific developments in this field have been taking big steps forward in recent years, particularly in our ability to care for extremely preterm babies. However, just how close are we to being able to create human life entirely outside of the human body? And in a potential future, where women no longer had to give birth, what societal impacts might that have on gender equality and our conceptions of what it means to be a mother?

Difficult words:

Womb: the organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth; the uterus.
To mimic: to imitate
Trials: tests, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is.
Boundaries: limits to something.
To trigger: to cause something to start or happen.

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