– A birth has set a new record for the longest frozen embryo that later became a baby after it was frozen in 1992
– Molly was given birth to after her sister was born in the same manner in 2017
– Tweeps who reacted to the news on Twitter wondered why the family could not just adopt
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A baby has been born from an embryo that was frozen for 27 years. When her mother, Tina Gibson was about two years old, a couple donated some embryos.
bioreports reports that more than two decades later, Gibson got one of them in February and gave birth to a baby, Molly, on Monday, October 26.
The National Embryo Donation Centre in Tennessee said Molly’s birth set a new record for the longest frozen embryo that later became a baby
The baby’s birth has been praised by medical professionals as a big breakthrough.
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It should be noted that the first kid of Gibson was also born in the same manner from another embryo which was given by the couple on October 14, 1992.
De Jeffrey Keenan, the director of the center, said that Molly’s birth has shown that an embryo can be kept for a very long time.
Many people have reacted to the news of the new baby. Below are some of their comments:
“I just can’t wrap my head around this. The embryo is in its 20’s, but now a baby? What about the mom?”
“That little thing made it through a few wars, 9/11, 2008, etc…. and decides to come in 2020.”
“So.. in theory.. if ‘life’ begins at conception she could end up as the oldest person on record.”
“Since life begins at conception, she is now eligible for a drivers license, voting, can consume alcohol, and all the other adulthood perks. On a less toxic note, this is very impressive.”
“So will she become the oldest living person. If an embryo can be frozen for 27 years, it only makes sense that all life can be frozen for 27 years.”
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Meanwhile, Bioreports earlier reported that a 54-year old Nigerian woman, Funmi Ajagbe, gave birth to a set of triplets with her first pregnancy, a thing that does not usually happen.
The new mother’s friend, Odunayo Olupona, took to Facebook to disclose that Funmi welcomed her babies despite the long wait.
In her post on Tuesday, August 11, she posed a rhetorical question, asking: “Is there anything too hard for God to do?” as she emphasised with Yoruba praise words how great He is.
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