Artificial Wombs In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Is it possible to grow human fetuses outside a mother’s womb? The idea that was once a fantasy in the realm of 1932’s novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, in which human fetuses gestated inside the test tubes; is no longer a simple LSD trip the author had when he conceived this story, but now part of our reality (Paula Mejia, Fetuses in Artificial Wombs: Medical Marvel or Misogynist Malpractice? page 1). So, foregoing of having test tubes, the scientist has created a womb out of endometrial cells, created by Hung-Ching Liu, that is similar to the female uterine inner lining. With this creation, we could give new life to extinct and endangered animals. Humans can have children without having the need to be fertile and gay couples, along …show more content…
But in the article Artificial wombs by Gretchen Reynolds, she states that in 2003, Hung-Ching Liu grew a mouse embryo almost to full term in her manmade womb (1). This is a stepping stone for the extinct species that have little to no members, such as the northern white rhino, These lonely creatures have only five members left in captivity and none left in the wild, according to CNN. The beautiful creatures may not survive for long due to breeding difficulties. Liu research could save the northern white rhino and many …show more content…
According to NY times, about 8.7 percent of women between the age of twenty-five to twenty-nine were infertile and the percentage increases with older women. Even the older women that are fertile have a higher chance of down syndrome increase with age. Women at the age of thirty-five to thirty-nine were ten time more likely and those above forty were twelve time more likely than the women in their twenties (NYtimes). So these women have no choice but to turn to other means, and each are costly. New York times reported, adoption cost $20-35,000 (in California, minimum of $40,834 (without extra fees from the court and without grants and loans) according saccourt.ca.gov) and surrogacy, it cost $74,00 to $120,000 usd (NYtimes). Even homosexual male couples and single men with no hope of natural birth from because of their biological restraints must do the same. According to the article Artificial Wombs: The Coming Era of Motherless Births by David Warmflash, we are getting closer to the age where we are able to gestate a full term of the human birthing cycle. The minimum amount of time a child needs to stay in the wombs is twenty-two weeks (full term is about forty weeks) and using the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But the artificial womb is slowly breaking that minimum requirement (1) If its fully able to decrease that stipulation; the artificial womb will be able to gestate a full grown

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