Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The development of an organism in an artificial environment outside the body in which it naturally grows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The production of or the giving rise to structures from without: opposed to endogenesis.

Etymologies

ecto- + -genesis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An artificial placenta, the key to the "ectogenesis" performed in the Central London Hatchery, has proven surprisingly difficult to develop, even in an era of prenatal diagnosis, fetal surgery and intensive care nurseries, and incidentally would require grossly unethical experiments.

    Jonathan D. Moreno: Brave New World Turns 80

  • In 1924, when Haldane published his remarkable essay Daedalus, it was the first book to talk about the scientific feasibility of test-tube babies, which he called “ectogenesis.”

    SuperCooperators

  • Sandra raised the issue of ectogenesis, which simplifies some things and complicates others.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • However, if the cost of ectogenesis drops to less than that of a natural pregnancy, the pendulum could swing the other way, and natural born become the underclass, something a little closer to the Gattaca scenario.

    Fringe: The Ultimate Test Tube Baby

  • We invite submissions for presentation at this conference, on the topics of ectogenesis/artificial womb technology, genetic engineering, and the impact of reproductive technologies on social relationships and values.

    Artificial Womb and Designer Babies | Impact Lab

  • We strongly encourage essays on the topic of ectogenesis/artificial womb technology.

    Artificial Womb and Designer Babies | Impact Lab

  • Call for papers:We invite submissions for presentation at this conference, on the topics of ectogenesis/artificial womb technology, genetic engineering, and the impact of reproductive technologies on social relationships and values.

    Artificial Womb and Designer Babies | Impact Lab

  • Imagine a group of humans, long resident in an unchanged part of Terra, devout churchgoers, for whom the price of progress was that they destroy every relic of the past, embrace atheism, and become homosexuals who reproduce by ectogenesis.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

  • There was a lot, thought Lazarus, to be said for ectogenesis.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • Should ectogenesis be performed as a large-scale operation even when there is no significant change in the general population’s ability to reproduce in utero however, it will be because people think they can realize more tangible benefits than love, ultimately casting these machine-born in something of the light of a commodity (the Attack of the Clones scenario).

    Fringe: The Ultimate Test Tube Baby

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