Timeline of Ectogenesis

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Ectogenesis is the growth of an organism in an artificial environment. The term is notably used to describe human gestation in artificial wombs.


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The Wikipedia article was created on 2015-07-01. It received a total of 62,828 views, for a daily average of 37. As of 2020-02-22, it is watched by 31 accounts. It received particularly a lot of views on July 2016, with 3,902 views. On May 30-31 2019, it received 12 times as much views than the days around it, possibly due to the article Human babies born using an artificial womb ‘possible in a decade’ published on Metro.co.uk on May 14th.

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Time period Development summary
1924 J.B.S. Haldane coins the word 'ectogenesis'.
1982 Researchers report having been able to incubate a mouse fetus for eleven to twelve days out of the nineteen to twenty-day gestational period of a mouse.[1]

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See also


  1. Unno, Nobuya. "Development of an Artificial Placenta" (PDF). Symposium: 62.