Scientists announce the birth of a healthy baby using a frozen embryo created nearly 2 decades ago.

Scientists from the Eastern Virginia Medical School have recently announced a record-setting birth of a healthy boy from an embryo created almost 20 years ago, the oldest of its kind to ever produce a successful live birth.

Born to a 42-year old woman with low ovarian reserves, the embryo was conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1990 by a heterosexual couple who anonymously donated leftover embryos after undergoing IVF themselves to conceive a child.

From the abstract published in Fertility and Sterility, the official journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:

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