Bioengineered uterus: a path toward ectogenesis

Bioengineered uterus: a path toward ectogenesis

Volume 112, Issue 3, Pages 446–447


Carlo Bulletti, M.D., Carlos Simon, M.D., Ph.D.


The inability of a functional uterus to carry a pregnancy to term results in 15 million premature births every year, a rate of 29 babies per minute. Even under the best pediatric care, 1 to 3 million of these premature newborns die, and those who survive often have comorbidities with serious long-term consequences (1). These outcomes underscore the importance of the uterus to a healthy pregnancy.

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