News In Brief

'Frozen enbryo' baby born in the Netherlands

A Dutch doctor has announced the birth of a boy produced from a frozen embryo , the second such birth in the world. The baby was born Thursday night at the Dijkzigt University Hospital, said Dr. A. Alberda, a member of the medical team that oversaw the procedure. The infant was in ''excellent condition,'' Dr. Alberda said.

Theoretically, he said, the ovum could have remained frozen for a century before being fertilized.

The first birth from a frozen embryo occurred earlier this year in Australia.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.