A 26-year-old woman in Tennessee in the United States has given birth to a baby that grew from the oldest known frozen human embryo, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.
Emma Wren Gibson grew from an embryo that was frozen in October 1992. She was born to Tina and Benjamin Gibson in November.
“This embryo and I could have been best friends,” Tina Gibson, who was 25 when she delivered the baby, told CNN. “I just wanted a baby. I don’t care if it’s a world record or not.”
The National Embryo Donation Center in Tennessee thawed and transferred the embryo into the mother’s uterus.
The centre’s Dr Jeffrey Keenan, who oversaw the embryo transfer, said he could not tell with certainty whether Emma Gibson’s birth was, indeed, a record, but he admitted that was likely. “It is kind of neat that this embryo was conceived just a year or so before the mother was,” he told NBC News.