In vitro, a yuga-old concept!

As the english media says, the history of In vitro fertilisation goes back to half a century, but, it was actually implemented long back during the Mahabharata period. In Mahabharata, queen Gandhari of Gandhara Kingdom had 100 sons called ‘Kauravas’. In fact, she did not directly give birth to all 100 sons. Embryo from her body was split into 100 parts and each part is fertilized in kunds (containers), where 100 kaurava bodies were said to have grown up In current day medicine, test-tube baby is also conceived the same way outside woman’s body, where egg (embryo) is fertilized outside in a laboratory dish and then implanted back into woman’s uterus.


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