Twins born from embryos frozen 30 years ago

  • Sam Cabral
  • BBC News

The twins

image copyright National Embryo Donation Center

Twins were born in Tennessee, US, after their embryos were frozen for 30 years.

It is believed that this is the longest period of freezing of embryos that results in the birth of a normal child. The embryos had been preserved in liquid nitrogen since April 22, 1992.

Mother of four, Rachel Regway, gave birth to the twins on October 31. The father, Philip Regoy, said it was baffling.

Lydia Ann and Timothy Ronald Ridgway set a new precedent, according to the National Embryo Donation Center, a private organization that says it has helped deliver more than 1,200 babies from embryos donated by parents.

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