25 июля 1978 года родился первый ребенок, зачатый «в пробирке»

This happened in Great Britain. Doctors and scientists Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe became national heroes, and the newborn Louise Joy Brown was nicknamed “The child of the century.” Since then, the buzz has died down, and fertility labs have sprung up all over the world, giving hope to desperate infertile couples. Today, the number of babies who were born through in-vitro fertilization, which is the scientific name for such a conception, is estimated in the millions. Not so long ago, the level of mental development of “test-tube babies" was checked, and it turned out to be higher than that of ordinary children, because parents pay more attention to such children. And it really makes sense – the more difficult it is to get, the more you cherish it.