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IT’S been hailed as the latest landmark in assisted reproduction: the arrival of a healthy baby who was conceived almost a quarter of a century earlier. 26-year-old Tina Gibson, of Tennessee, has given birth to a girl using an embryo created by IVF in 1992 – when Gibson herself was just a year old.

In a television interview, the excitable new mother suggests she wasn’t made aware of the conception date until after the embryo had been successfully implanted in her womb, which is enough to make you ponder whether the situation was contrived to gain publicity for the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) based in Gibson’s home state.

Read the rest of this column at thenational.scot

First published in The National on December 29 2017.

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