Birth of a brave new world


This week marks 25 years since a few litres of liquid nitrogen changed the birthing world and made medical history.

Turn the clock back a quarter of a century and medical history was written using industrial gas, as the first baby from a liquid nitrogen-frozen embryo came into the world.

During thate brave new world of 1984,with its iconic George Orwell fame and right on cue for raised-eyebrow conspiracy theorists, the moment of marvel took place. On 28th March, baby Zoe was born in Melbourne, Australia, weighing in at a healthy 5 lbs approx.

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