First baby born in the US from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

, | | July 11, 2019
newborn baby si x
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

In a first for the United States, a clinic has delivered a healthy baby from the transplanted uterus of a deceased donor.

It’s a promising development in reproductive options for women who are infertile due to uterine problems, according to the research team behind the delivery.

The girl was born in June via cesarean section to a patient in her mid-30s, said the Cleveland Clinic, which performed the transplantation and birth.

The patient was born without a uterus and entered the clinic’s trial for women with uterine factor infertility, said Dr. Tommaso Falcone, a member of the transplant team. Women with this condition either are born without an intact uterus or have had uterine damage through an infection, procedure or hysterectomy.

Related article:  Controversial Chinese scientist defends gene-edited babies: 'I feel proud'

It’s the second time that physicians have delivered a baby from a woman with a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor. The first occurred in 2017 in a Brazilian trial involving a 32-year-old woman born without a womb who received a uterine transplant from a 45-year-old woman who’d died of a stroke.

Read full, original post: A woman delivered the first baby in the US born from the transplanted uterus of a dead donor

Share via
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend