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IN Science & Technology ON 30 Aug, 2016
Science keeps taking a leap forward with every new invention created. Recently, a group of scientists thought of a device that allows babies to grow without the need of a female uterus. Hence, human embryos could be incubated inside this device and can grow into a full-sized human baby without a mother.
This kind of invention will definitely need special supervision and permissions to be used. Want to know more about this device? Stay tuned.
A mother will not be needed for the 9 months of gestation period because this device will be able to act like a uterus to grow and nurture the baby.
The male and female gametes would unite and the embryo that is created will be then implanted into this artificial womb so that it can grow.
Adjustments regarding temperature and environment can be modified.
This device will contain hormones, amniotic fluid, and placenta so that the fetus can grow and get proper nutrition just like a mother would provide to the baby.
Since the inside environment can be controlled, it proves to be very beneficial to the growth of the baby. In normal cases, the mother's poor nutrition or certain diseases during pregnancy can actually result in life-long health problems with the baby, with genetic engineering, these things can be avoided.
Physical attributes like hair and eye color can definitely be modified. Also, the chances of the baby contracting any genetic abnormalities like Down's Syndrome, Sickle Cell Anemia or other diseases can be eliminated as well. So the artificial womb to grow a baby definitely will have its advantages.
We will be able to boost intelligence, strength, and other physical attributes with the help of this device.