Molly Everett Gibson was born from an embryo that has been frozen for more than 27 years, in October 1992, which separates her from the birth of her mother, Tina, 29, who is technically only 18 months old.
The American baby broke the world record for the largest gap between fetal freezing and birth. Now 1-month-old, Molly Everett Gibson, was born to parents Tina and Ben Gibson in eastern Tennessee on October 26, after spending more than 27 years frozen as a fetus before being transferred into her mother’s womb on February 10 this year.
The time an embryo spends in frozen preservation has set a new record for the longest time an embryo has ever been frozen, according to research staff at the University of Tennessee Medical University Preston Library. The previous record was set by her sister Emma Raine Gibson, born in 2017.
The embryo from which Emma was born was frozen for more than 24 years before her birth, as she and her sister were frozen together as embryos, making them two full hereditary sisters.
The freezing of the embryo, which later resulted in Molly’s birth, occurred on October 14, 1992, and was then thawed by the director of the laboratory of the National Embryo Donation Center and embryologist, Carol Somerville, on February 10 of this year, and it was transferred to Tina’s uterus by the president of the National Embryo Donation Center. (NEDC) and medical director, Dr. Geoffrey Kennan on Feb 12th