SpaceBorn United Aims to Conduct IVF in Space

  • Netherlands-based startup SpaceBorn United is planning to launch an IVF and embryo incubator into space to explore the potential of conceiving and raising a child in space.
  • The startup, which has built a miniaturized IVF prototype, believes its research will yield valuable insights for improving IVF treatments on Earth.
  • However, the process, yet to get regulatory approval, will require overcoming considerable challenges, including potential radiation impacts and the controversy surrounding human embryo testing.
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