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Record-breaking Baby Born In Tennessee Spent 27 Years As Frozen Embryo

 

Another Tennessee baby has broken a record for the longest frozen embryo to ever come to birth.

 

Molly Everette Gibson spent more than 27 years as a frozen embryo, beating out her sister’s record of being a frozen embryo for more than 24 years.

 

To some, it’s science, but the Gibsons call it another miracle.

 

The University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library says Molly was frozen in 1992 and thawed in February 2020. Molly was born Oct. 26, a healthy baby girl weighing in at 6 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

 

Just a few years ago, Molly’s sister Emma was born after spending 24 years as a frozen embryo. She held the record until Molly was born.

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Molly Gibson and her sister Emma pose for a photo. Both were born from frozen embryos.

 

Tina and Ben Gibson are the parents of both girls. The girls were frozen together and are genetic sisters.

“When Tina and Ben returned for their sibling transfer, I was thrilled that the remaining two embryos from the donor that resulted in Emma Wren’s birth survived the thaw and developed into two very good quality embryos for their transfer,” said National Embryo Donation Center lab director and embryologist Carol Sommerfelt, who thawed Molly’s embryo. “This definitely reflects on the technology used all those years ago and its ability to preserve the embryos for future use under an indefinite time frame.”

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