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Eve: The Disobedient Future of Birth (book review)

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/06/2023
Issue number1193
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Claire Horn’s book Eve: The Disobedient Future of Birth takes as its starting point the idea that, in the near future, advances in artificial womb technology (AWT) will make it possible for babies to be grown outside the human body for the first time. Citing recent scientific developments, such as the work of researchers from the US, Australia and Japan who have developed biotechnologies that are able to sustain the life of extremely premature lamb fetuses in an artificial womb environment, Horn argues that the possibility of conception and gestation taking place wholly outside of the human body is ‘closer than ever before’. BOOK REVIEW