Artificial Wombs


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Anyone who’s ever seen a NICU or statistics on the health outcomes for extremely premature babies understands how artificial womb technology could be incredibly impactful.

At the same time, it poses some tricky ethical challenges:

  • How can you get informed, ethical consent to trial this? It’s nigh impossible to predict who will need a premature delivery.
  • In places like the US with limitations / controversy on reproductive rights, how do you push this forward without impacting assessments of “fetal viability” that may impact the abortion debate?

Great piece in Nature News below 👇🏻


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