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  • GOLDEN EGG: Michael Tucker caused a media stir when he facilitated the birth of twins using frozen eggs.
    The birth of twins rarely makes national headlines. But this pair, whose birth was announced on the front page of the New York Times on October 17, sparked a flurry of media attention. A team of researchers at Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA), a private practice in Atlanta, report that a woman suffering from early menopause gave birth to the twins from thawed and artificially inseminated eggs. The new technique has generated excitement among fertility researchers and doctors, as it could effectively shut off a woman's biological clock by allowing women to harvest and store their eggs for later use, according to Michael Tucker, an embryologist...

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