A test tube baby is born in the world’s first artificial womb
By AIMAN KALALIBAZER and KEVIN KURTZMANABELKABERNEW YORK — A test tube and a live baby have been born in an artificial womb at the New York University School of Medicine, the hospital announced Monday.
The baby’s mother, named Jody, delivered the child by cesarean section at the university’s Perelman School of Engineering and Applied Science in the Bronx, where she is also the head of the medical school’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, said Mary Jo Johnson, the school’s associate dean for clinical operations.
Jody’s parents were part of a clinical trial involving a group of patients who have not yet reached adulthood.
A small sample of patients in the trial was used in the initial study.
They are now being followed in a second study, which is underway, Johnson said.
The hospital is conducting the study with the support of the National Institutes of Health.