50 years ago, lambs survived but didn’t thrive inside artificial wombs

Excerpt from the July 5, 1969 issue of Science News

two photos of fetal lambs in artificial wombs

STAND-IN UTERUS Fifty years on, we may finally be on the cusp of using artificial wombs to support human preemie babies.

E.A. PARTRIDGE ET AL/NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2017

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Tech

From the Nature Index

Paid Content