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dc.creatorRuffenach, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:01:57Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:01:57Z
dc.date.created2009-01-13en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:125740en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1963
dc.description.abstractDr. John Rock, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology in Boston, and Miriam Menkin, Rock s hired lab technician, were the first researchers to fertilize a human egg outside of a human body in February of 1944. Their work was published on 4 August 1944 in an issue of Science in an article entitled "In Vitro Fertilization and Cleavage of Human Ovarian Eggs." This experiment marked the first time in history that a human embryo was produced outside of the human body, proving that in vitro fertilization was possible in humans. The initial approach in the research was to see if experiments involving the fertilization of egg cells in rabbits and rats could be repeated with human egg cells. Based on previous experiments with other mammals, Rock and Menkin believed that the same could be done with human egg cells.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectExperimenten_US
dc.subject.lcshFertilization in vitroen_US
dc.subject.meshFertilization in Vitroen_US
dc.titleRock-Menkin Experimentsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagFertilizationen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2009-01-13


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