SCIENTISTS ARE REPORTEDLY WELL ON THEIR WAY to developing an artificial womb.

SCIENTISTS ARE REPORTEDLY WELL ON THEIR WAY to developing an artificial womb. At Cornell, womb cells have been replicated and fashioned into an out-of-body receptacle that has kept human embryos alive for several days, before the experiment-and the babies-were terminated to comply with in-vitro fertilization laws. Japanese researchers have devised chambers of amniotic fluid with nutrient pumps to nourish developing baby goats. Though some scientists doubt whether a human baby could be brought to term completely outside a mother’s body-a process known technically as “ectogenesis”-others believe solving the technical difficulties is just a matter of time, possibly as little as five years.