On Oct. 26, a healthy baby girl was born from an embryo that had been frozen for 27 years, a possible record for the longest a human embryo has stayed frozen before being born, according to recent news reports.
Molly Everette Gibson was born from an embryo frozen in 1992 and stored in a cryogenic (ultra‑cold) freezer in the Midwest, according to The Washington Post. In 2012, the embryo was packed into a liquid nitrogen shipping container and sent to an embryo adoption facility; in February of this year, the embryo was implanted into now 29-year‑old Tina Gibson’s uterus, who was herself only one year old when the embryo was frozen.
Source: Livescience.com, 2020, „How long can human embryos stay frozen?“ (https://www.livescience.com/how‑long‑can‑embryos‑stay‑frozen.html)
What happened in 2012?