Big Breakthrough in Artificial Wombs | SciShow News

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A new experimental design that can sustain mouse embryos outside the uterus means that soon, we may be able to watch mammalian embryo development in real time.
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  1. Alchemist
    17 orë më parë

    When they’re born they’ve be like neo waking up from the matrix

  2. NortheastGamer
    23 orë më parë

    Am I the only one who instantly thought about prosthetic wombs for trans women?

    1. Lazarus Stuber
      Lazarus Stuber
      20 orë më parë

      These artificial wombs are hooked up to tubes and pressure gauges that has to change its recipe all through development. It unlikely something like that would be possible for another 20 years

  3. Dylan Cakes
    Dylan Cakes
    Ditë më parë

    Les Enfants Terrible

  4. Eleanor Chapple
    Eleanor Chapple
    Ditë më parë

    Behold! My army of artificially grown warriors

  5. m
    Ditë më parë

    Ethics is questioned AFTER the process is a success?...

  6. Hannah Lindsey
    Hannah Lindsey
    2 ditë më parë


  7. trouble about
    trouble about
    2 ditë më parë

    This is sick. This type of science is sick. It will not be used for good. In the end it will be used for growing designer babies and you know it and you could be held responsible

  8. I gotta kill something
    I gotta kill something
    2 ditë më parë

    To temporary fix the 11 day problem, your going to basically need a second artificial uterus. Because in the first 9, or so days the embryos are basically cells in a incubator, but once they get to a certain point they need to start receiving nutrients directly into the developing stomach. That's why they attach themselves to the walls of the uterus to begin with during a certain point in their development. So, a 2 uterus system will be needed. Next the heart bit, well I hope it can work on me to be honest.

  9. thenetisthebeast
    2 ditë më parë

    Dimming the sun, artificial wombs, gene editing and AI Humanity is about to be farmed for glandular fluids And its all recorded in the partial book of Revelation

    2 ditë më parë

    When lots of people expose themselves and children to the new vaccine they will need this in the future to have kids. Being in a womb is more than circulation and ventilator. Heart beat, heat signature spiritual connection is also important. I am concerned for the future.

  11. Suzette Perkins
    Suzette Perkins
    3 ditë më parë

    O, this isn’t a good thing

  12. Greg
    3 ditë më parë

    More funding for this, please. When women can quit pregnancy without aborting a fetus, we might finally rid ourselves of that political dividing line.

    1. king oli
      king oli
      2 ditë më parë

      Not really because this would cost a whole bunch to raise the child and i am also very much against the government raising children. Would need a supply of foster parents while also i don´t think hard core religious people will be really happy.

  13. Ty Willis
    Ty Willis
    3 ditë më parë

    Begun, the Clone war has.

  14. Solutions For a bright future
    Solutions For a bright future
    3 ditë më parë

    No more abortions. Pro life and pro choice.

  15. susan fudge
    susan fudge
    3 ditë më parë

    So Bruce Jenner might give Kris another baby to exploit.

  16. Gufran Ahmad
    Gufran Ahmad
    3 ditë më parë

    Mammals in eggs

  17. Lara Charming
    Lara Charming
    3 ditë më parë

    Maybe Brave New World was a glimpse into the future.

  18. Bobby Josh
    Bobby Josh
    3 ditë më parë

    The very day I got a recommendation of Dr Madida on ALfirst I knew that he is a good and legit man, if I hadn't seen him with experience of his perfect herbal treatment I wouldn't be here sharing good news about him. Dr Madida on ALfirst is a good herbalist with a golden heart, I never believe that there is a cure to HERPES VIRUS but Dr Madida did has the cure and he sent me the herbal medicine. After making use of it as Dr Madida instructed me it cured me sharply, it is a miracle.

  19. Joe
    4 ditë më parë

    Interesting. This will eventually help those couples that are having trouble conceiving, and will make it more convenient for women who want a baby without the inconveniences that come w/ pregnancy (while working or the dangers of childbirth), but also will compete w/ them as then they would not have a monopoly on childbirth.

  20. Casual C
    Casual C
    4 ditë më parë

    I feel bad for the parents who may have to make their child a science experiment

  21. Chadx M
    Chadx M
    4 ditë më parë

    inching closer to having clone armies...

  22. ZomBabeZoe's Channel
    ZomBabeZoe's Channel
    4 ditë më parë

    This is friggin cool

  23. Uru Sledge
    Uru Sledge
    4 ditë më parë

    No sob story about a traumatic birth is worth sacrificing one of the last bits of humanity we have. Also, if the human race is truly as capable of opression of females as some claim, shouldn't this deeply alarm feminists? What value to society do women have if they are physically weaker, sex can be gotten from a robot, and artificial wombs can create the next generation? Destroy any facility even doing research on this immediately.

    1. Uru Sledge
      Uru Sledge
      3 ditë më parë

      @Sheepish I said none of those things. I specifically said that if society were truly as sexist as some people say, then stealing away the one thing only women can do that men can't would be disastrous. I never said I think women who can't have kids are lesser. I would advise those who can and choose not to to reconsider, but that is for them to decide. You seem to be the type to immediately tribute the worst possible motives to those you disagree with. It would be wise to stop doing that.

    2. Sheepish
      3 ditë më parë

      You're literally calling women inferior while being worried about sexism? What? And for that matter, you're calling women who choose not to give birth less human? What is wrong with you?

  24. Blitz
    4 ditë më parë

    And thus the end of humanity begins.

  25. Uru Sledge
    Uru Sledge
    4 ditë më parë

    This is beyond worthy if war to destroy.

    4 ditë më parë

    So they learned from Professor Farnsworth to not let fetuses stick to the glass... Neat!

  27. Monotone Xylophone
    Monotone Xylophone
    4 ditë më parë

    Hey can we just like not

  28. SS S
    SS S
    4 ditë më parë

    I hope these mechanical uterus work.

  29. Freind Of Dorothy
    Freind Of Dorothy
    4 ditë më parë

    OMG We don't need women anymore!!!

  30. Jun Ier
    Jun Ier
    4 ditë më parë

    naughty embryos get put in the c e n t r i f u g e

  31. Riopol Zaurus
    Riopol Zaurus
    4 ditë më parë

    My first thought about the artificial womb was about using it to help breed endangered animals without needing to find compatible surrogate mothers.

  32. dwellyn
    4 ditë më parë

    In the future might we wish each other "Happy Decanting Day?"

  33. Yah huaa
    Yah huaa
    4 ditë më parë

    Woot. Gonna make us some homunculi. Grabs can opener for wormed cans.

  34. DELTACX10
    4 ditë më parë

    They always need to drag ethics into this, just ask someone to volunteer for the experiment and do it.

  35. Anybody Can Farm
    Anybody Can Farm
    5 ditë më parë

    Did anybody else get a Brave New World deja vu feeling?

    1. Maxine 28Ve
      Maxine 28Ve
      5 ditë më parë

      We need to dismantle unjust hierarchies to prevent an irl brave new world

  36. Markus Gerle
    Markus Gerle
    5 ditë më parë

    I wonder if the parents will feel less about their child if they are lab grown. Like, that the tube baby is their becomes something abstract.

    1. Urocyon
      3 ditë më parë

      Do men feel less for their children? No. They will still love the children.

  37. meandepiphany
    5 ditë më parë

    "Pregnant people"... when you're dishonest about basic biology, it's a wonder how people trust you about anything else in life. Only women have wombs.

  38. robo
    5 ditë më parë

    no way they made homonculi

  39. andy wei
    andy wei
    5 ditë më parë

    Artificial wombs arent an ethical question, it is an advancement in making sure our civilization survive longer

  40. Pearl The Spinster
    Pearl The Spinster
    5 ditë më parë

    Announcer: new scientific study could create body parts. Me: keep it up men, your days are numbered.😂😂😂

  41. neruomir
    5 ditë më parë

    Why would i be unethical? You still need a man and a woman, its not genetic modification or cloning things that also occur naturally mind you(twins, mutation). It would however certainly eliminate the risk of death and other complications of childbirth not to mention the work related encumbrance and risks of pregnancy. Religion is always gonna be ass backwards when it comes to science, progress or anything fun so why bother since the they are gonna cry bloody murder about playing god regardless. Further down the line in regards to interplanetary colonization you could send a smaller number of people to establish a colony and save space and cost by just producing and raise new colonists on demand and on site with stored eggs and sperm without the worry of genetic diversity issues inherent with having a to small of an initial population.

  42. Justin Elliott
    Justin Elliott
    5 ditë më parë

    Mammals are people too.

  43. Staticmass
    5 ditë më parë

    Think of the cloning developments

  44. telegramsam
    5 ditë më parë

    the ability to breed critically endangered species this way could be a boon to conservation at least

  45. Liz P
    Liz P
    6 ditë më parë

    I am all for it!! Let's go!!

  46. Todd Chavez
    Todd Chavez
    6 ditë më parë

    Artificial wombs can solve the abortion debate. Just take out the fetus and raise it separately either by a surrogate or as a ward of the state.

  47. Tj Wolf
    Tj Wolf
    6 ditë më parë

    Armitage III here we come

  48. Dustin Olsen
    Dustin Olsen
    6 ditë më parë

    For all we know, they could already be growing an underground army of "people".

    6 ditë më parë

    Nice the Matrix is almost real !!!

  50. Nick Guadagnoli
    Nick Guadagnoli
    6 ditë më parë

    you want gholas? that's how you get gholas.

  51. Thomas Slone
    Thomas Slone
    6 ditë më parë

    ,,, okay here's a thought maybe I've been smoking too much damn weed but what if we put a porthole in the uterus

  52. Dan Nguyen
    Dan Nguyen
    7 ditë më parë

    The Ultimate Coordinator. Also, do this in microgravity.

  53. walter hicks
    walter hicks
    7 ditë më parë

    Dude,....NOTHING people like you tell to us (the peasantry) is 'new'. There's a 25 year contract among the elite, major breakthroughs such as this do NOT reach the public awareness until they've had the opportunity to completely exhaust all viable methods to extract value from said creation/etc. If you don't know this, then what do you really know?

    1. John Wedderburn
      John Wedderburn
      7 ditë më parë

      I think you might have watched too much of Alex Jones and taken way to much "Brain Force." 🤔😉😅🤣

  54. Jacob Haight
    Jacob Haight
    7 ditë më parë

    Now people will be able to have kids without the annoying 9 months

  55. Jacob Haight
    Jacob Haight
    7 ditë më parë

    'American's are sick of women'

  56. Redcat94
    7 ditë më parë

    I don't like the direction the world is headed. Our science advances as our morality declines.

  57. Will
    7 ditë më parë

    So we don't need men to make children, and we also don't need females to make children. Coooool

  58. Olvirki
    7 ditë më parë

    De-extinction/saving endangered species, here we go!

  59. Mr. Gonzo
    Mr. Gonzo
    7 ditë më parë

    Give it 5 years and there goes the bone marrow bulshit wamen been feeding us of why they don't need us 😆 check mate!

  60. DioAi
    7 ditë më parë

    ישראל על המפה 😎😎

  61. gaba gaba
    gaba gaba
    8 ditë më parë

    now lets make one for humans so we can stop killing babys

  62. Elliott Dunn
    Elliott Dunn
    8 ditë më parë

    this could be an amazing thing for the northern white rhino

  63. Allthenews ordeath
    Allthenews ordeath
    8 ditë më parë

    I don’t really have a problem with animal experimentation, but literal test tube babies seems like it’s crossing several lines, and morality much like art consists of drawing the line somewhere.

    9 ditë më parë

    Here come Krypton.

  65. Lyre Paradox
    Lyre Paradox
    9 ditë më parë

    This is so Amazing!!! I've been wishing there was more research into artificial wombs ever since reading the Vorkosigan Saga.

  66. Anton de Groot
    Anton de Groot
    9 ditë më parë

    brave new world incoming ?

  67. DR.Yman.G
    9 ditë më parë

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  68. Victor Linares
    Victor Linares
    9 ditë më parë

    In honesty this isnt too unethical. Its still a fetus just grown outside a living mother. But its dna itself hasnt been tampered with

  69. mesiroy1234
    9 ditë më parë

    Why you don't day this science center in Israel!

  70. mesiroy1234
    9 ditë më parë

    I love my country Israel !!!!

    1. Maxine 28Ve
      Maxine 28Ve
      5 ditë më parë

      The state of israel is an apartheid state :)

  71. Emily Gunwaldsen
    Emily Gunwaldsen
    9 ditë më parë

    so... trans ladies might be able to become biological moms some day, if they wanna? That's *awesome* news.

  72. Ninja Hattori
    Ninja Hattori
    10 ditë më parë

    Why did i keep reading "This heart valve glows"?

  73. Mankind
    10 ditë më parë

    With artificial wombs and human like androids, a certain group of people will lose their pedestal and privilege very soon...

  74. Cj Senanayake
    Cj Senanayake
    10 ditë më parë


  75. Kristian Rogers
    Kristian Rogers
    10 ditë më parë

    Well well here's a turn up, women have been saying they no longer need men to have families, guess what girls! Your wombs are redundant.

  76. rougenaxela
    10 ditë më parë

    Well it's less spooky than Dune's axolotl tanks

  77. janell s.
    janell s.
    10 ditë më parë


  78. Английский с Полиглотом
    Английский с Полиглотом
    10 ditë më parë

    Dude, you got FAT, OH MY LORD

  79. sobreaver
    10 ditë më parë

    Thus The Tleilaxu Axlotl Tanks Were Born o0

  80. J-P Fisch
    J-P Fisch
    10 ditë më parë

    we must stop artificial wombs before humans.

  81. apollion888
    11 ditë më parë

    okay but this will ruin one of my favorite jokes

  82. AkaiAzul
    11 ditë më parë

    April 1st Me: Haha, nice joke. *Posted 5 days ago Also me: visibly concerned*

  83. Personal Info
    Personal Info
    11 ditë më parë

    Ahhh yes. Finally a way to not get treated like a second class citizen by the family court systems. Men for far too long have been brought to the cleaners by unfair child support payments. Freedom at last, freedom at last.

  84. Alma Vasquez
    Alma Vasquez
    11 ditë më parë

    What about waste removal? The embryos make poisons, how is it filtered out? Maybe liver cells need to be added to the solution?

  85. free spirit 1
    free spirit 1
    11 ditë më parë

    Why should growing humans outside of the womb be an ethical problem? Avoiding the horrible pain of childbirth, insuring the best possible conditions for fetal development... Growing people in vats sounds more like a no-brainer than an ethical issue.

  86. Jason
    11 ditë më parë

    In the future robots will grow real life Neo and Morpheus.

  87. Tonixxy
    11 ditë më parë

    Ubermensch when?

  88. Tonixxy
    11 ditë më parë

    Women getting more redundant by the day lol.

  89. FuImaDragon
    11 ditë më parë

    Why do we got to keep slowing down science with all this ethics talk? I see little problem with altering humans or growing humans outside of the womb.

  90. Ahlamkin
    11 ditë më parë

    Can we discuss how making an artificial heart for children is considered unethical, but the ability to create life outside the body somehow may not be? Like...what's the difference?

  91. Year 2021
    Year 2021
    11 ditë më parë

    Back then I’d see this as an abomination now I’m like that’s so cool how does it work what are the do’s and don’t we can now repopulate an entire species near extinction and finally do I still need women or can I just make and egg cell from living skin tissues so I can for feel my duties as a shiny monkey.

  92. Adam Mendez
    Adam Mendez
    11 ditë më parë

    So we can make better hybrids?

  93. Iron Eagle
    Iron Eagle
    11 ditë më parë

    Forbidden jelly beans

  94. Gee Lahrie
    Gee Lahrie
    11 ditë më parë

    Please keep fantastic fictional stories away. The heart valve testing should move forward.

  95. John Johansen
    John Johansen
    11 ditë më parë

    Soon males are unnecessary. Future humanity will be all female.

  96. IchbinX
    11 ditë më parë

    No woman required...

    11 ditë më parë

    I, for one, bow down to our Tleilaxu overlords

  98. Štěpánka Postupová
    Štěpánka Postupová
    11 ditë më parë

    We allways say that we're too far away from that or that to happen...well I mean we're growingice already and are we just gonna be chill? It's an amazing discovery but we're getting closer and closer to all those distopian movies we just watch and go "huh cool movie"

  99. Valdagast
    11 ditë më parë

    The Catholic Church will not be happy.

    1. Valdagast
      10 ditë më parë

      @Christian Montgomery They were all up in arms about IVF, claiming that babies made that way would be "without souls". Trust me, they will not like it.

    2. Christian Montgomery
      Christian Montgomery
      10 ditë më parë

      I doubt it, since artificial wombs would make abortion unnecessary.

  100. emko333
    12 ditë më parë

    nice soon we can send out humans to the stars and have androids grow the babies.