Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday, IVF!

It's a little belated, but July 25th was Louise Brown's 30th birthday! It is quite a milestone considering that she was the first 'test tube' baby to be born.

Since her birth, more then three million other babies have been conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. It's so wonderful to see her doing so well. It actually is a bit of a worry, especially after seeing how poorly the early mammals did after first attempts at cloning. It turns out, epigenetics has as much to do with proper development as does classical genetics.

Chock another one up to science: Superstition - 0; Science - too many to count.

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