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Blessed with new technology
Updated: 2004-02-26 09:19

A doctor at Wuhan People's Hospital holds a baby born yesterday with help of fourth-generation test-tube baby technology. The boy's mother, 33, had difficulty bearing children. Experts at the hospital removed part of the cytoplasm from her egg cell and replaced it with cytoplasm from another woman. The egg was successfully fertilized in a tube and put back into the mother's womb. Reportedly, this is China's first successful human birth using the technology. [newsphoto]