Science: Tale of Two Mothers

That both of the female baboons at San Antonio's Southwest Foundation for Research and Education had become mothers on Sept. 5, 1975, was hardly unusual. That each was the mother of the same infant male baboon was another matter entirely. In fact, delivery of the baby baboon, reported in Science, was the first birth of a primate resulting from an embryo transplant.* It also may have brought closer the day when a woman who can conceive but is unable to carry a child through a full-term pregnancy could allow another woman to carry and give birth to her infant.

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