Android Noahs and embryo Arks: ectogenesis in global catastrophe survival and space colonization

@article{Edwards2021AndroidNA,
  title={Android Noahs and embryo Arks: ectogenesis in global catastrophe survival and space colonization},
  author={Matthew R. Edwards},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2021},
  volume={20},
  pages={150 - 158}
}
  • M. R. Edwards
  • Published 4 February 2021
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract To ensure long-term survival of humans and Earth life generally, strategies need to be in place to recolonize Earth after global catastrophes and to colonize exoplanets. In one strategy of space colonization, the physical barriers erected by time and space are circumvented by sending cryopreserved human and animal embryos to exoplanets rather than adult crews. There the embryos would be developed to neonates in artificial uterus (AU) systems. A similar strategy could also be used to… 

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