Science | Chances for life seem slim for thousands of tiny embryos frozen in storage or subjected to questionable tests meant to weed out ‘misfits.’ But some advocates and families are on a mission to rescue these unborn babies from an uncertain fate
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/04/18, 12:07 am
In late November, Emma Wren Gibson was born just in time for the Christmas season—and 25 years after her conception.
A quarter century ago, fertility doctors froze Emma while she was still an embryo created during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Many parents who bear children through IVF choose to freeze indefinitely any remaining embryos after they have the number of children they desire (or if the mother can’t carry more unborn children).