Medicine: Test-Tube Baby

Conceived in a laboratory

All we want is to be a normal famly. Having our own baby is our dearest wish." That sentiment has surely been voiced by many an expectant parent, and Gilbert John Brown, 38, a British truck driver, is no exception. His wife Lesley, 30, is scheduled to give birth shortly. All that seems commonplace. But the birth of the Browns' baby may well be the most sensational obstetrical event since the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934. Reason: the child will be the world's first baby conceived in a test...

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