Artificial womb facility could 'grow' genetically engineered babies

December 15, 2022

A new facility has the ability to grow babies in artificial wombs, and parents can even choose genetic traits for them, the UK Mirror reported.

EctoLife can grow 30,000 babies a year and could be a solution for women who had to have early hysterectomies or are otherwise unable to bear children.

With the facility, babies will not be born prematurely and will never have to be born by C-Section. It could eliminate medical complications that cause 300,000 deaths around the world every year.

EctoLife is also powered by renewable energy to make it sustainable, for whatever that's worth.

At this point, the facility is being held back by ethical constraints, but if those are removed, it could be functional within 10 to 15 years, creator Hashem Al-Ghaili says. It is currently illegal to conduct research on embryos more than 14 days old.

"Every single feature mentioned in the concept is 100% science-based and has already been achieved by scientists and engineers. "The only thing left is building a prototype by combining all the features into a single device," he says.