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|Title: ||From foetus to full term - without a mother's touch|
|Authors: ||Newson, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||30-Aug-2005|
|Publisher: ||The Times|
|Citation: ||From foetus to full term - without a mother's touch: [Final 3 Edition]. Newson, Ainsley. The Times [London (UK)] 30 Aug 2005: 23|
|Abstract: ||ARTIFICIAL wombs, to bring a foetus of a human being to full term outside a woman's body, could become a
reality within 20 years, scientists have predicted.
This could present great advantages in the case of ery premature babies, which could be nurtured to full
pregnancy term in artificial wombs, thereby reducing the risk of long-term developmental problems.
Such technology might also appeal to those who cannot have children naturally, such as women with a
damaged uterus or no uterus at all, or to gay couples. The need for surrogate mothers could disappear.
Experiments with human embryos, mice and goats have already had some success. But the technology
raises significant ethical challenges and should not proceed without full ethical debate, Frida Simonstein, of
Ben Gurion University in Israel, said.|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Publisher version|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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