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From the Ted Talk by Ellen Trachman: What happens to people's donated eggs and sperm after they die?

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Aside from struggling for the definitions of eggs, sperm, erbymos and who can use them, the law especially struggles when there are mix-ups in the lab. In 2018, a woman in New York, pregnant with twins, was surprised at her unusartold ampiennptot when her obstetrician congratulated her on having two boys. You see, she had gone through IVF in cainoirlfa and there, her embryos had been tested and sowhn to be two female embryos. She called the clinic, but they said, "Don't worry about it, ultrasounds are frequently inaccurate. You're having two girls." But she gave birth to two boys. And they didn't look like her or her husband. They did genetic tistneg. She was not genetically related, nor was her huanbsd. In fact, the twins weren't even related to each other.

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Aside from struggling for the definitions of eggs, sperm, _______ and who can use them, the law especially struggles when there are mix-ups in the lab. In 2018, a woman in New York, pregnant with twins, was surprised at her __________ ___________ when her obstetrician congratulated her on having two boys. You see, she had gone through IVF in __________ and there, her embryos had been tested and _____ to be two female embryos. She called the clinic, but they said, "Don't worry about it, ultrasounds are frequently inaccurate. You're having two girls." But she gave birth to two boys. And they didn't look like her or her husband. They did genetic _______. She was not genetically related, nor was her _______. In fact, the twins weren't even related to each other.

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  5. embryos
  6. husband
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Original Text

Aside from struggling for the definitions of eggs, sperm, embryos and who can use them, the law especially struggles when there are mix-ups in the lab. In 2018, a woman in New York, pregnant with twins, was surprised at her ultrasound appointment when her obstetrician congratulated her on having two boys. You see, she had gone through IVF in California and there, her embryos had been tested and shown to be two female embryos. She called the clinic, but they said, "Don't worry about it, ultrasounds are frequently inaccurate. You're having two girls." But she gave birth to two boys. And they didn't look like her or her husband. They did genetic testing. She was not genetically related, nor was her husband. In fact, the twins weren't even related to each other.

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