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2nd Feb '17 11:18:06 AM Elfkaiser
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* The Mike clones from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' are all grown from within vats and come out as fully adult soldiers ready to be quickly trained and then deployed into battle.
16th Jan '17 2:38:36 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* While not seen, ''Blog/AskTheNewHopesPeak'' has [[ShownTheirWork a detailed description]] of how human cloning is performed using these.
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7th Jan '17 6:37:39 AM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/FirebirdTrilogy'', the Shuhr use this technology to create their children, rendering pregnancy all but obsolete in the most urban region of their planet.

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* In the ''Literature/FirebirdTrilogy'', the Shuhr use this technology to create their children, rendering pregnancy all but obsolete in the most urban region of their planet. The sociological implications of this get brought up - not having to carry the child to term naturally reduces the mother's emotional attachment to said child. [[spoiler:When the daughter of a major Shuhr official is forced to bear a DesignerBaby made from tissue samples taken from one of the heroes naturally, she finds herself unwilling to give birth to a child purely to further her family's schemes, and defects to the father's side to save the child.]]
7th Jan '17 6:33:24 AM Bissek
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** The ubiquitous [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]], which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction: rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.

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** The ubiquitous [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]], which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction: rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) labor, and allowing for easy pre-screening and treatment of any genetic defects prenatally) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.
6th Dec '16 10:00:10 AM Observance
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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley. Babies are "grown" here too (and "decanted" rather than "born"), though this was before the development of modern genetics, so they must resort to more complicated and organic means than flipping genetic switches to create their hereditary castes.

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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley. Babies are "grown" here too (and "decanted" rather than "born"), though this was before the development of modern genetics, so they must resort to more complicated and organic means than flipping genetic switches to create their hereditary castes. In-vitro oxygen starvation and alcohol poisoning is involved.
15th Nov '16 9:18:22 PM NineballCirno
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* ''Music/InUtero'' by Music/Nirvana.

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* ''Music/InUtero'' by Music/Nirvana.Music/{{Nirvana}}.
10th Nov '16 5:34:29 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millenia]]'', Hormagaunts would prevent the ill from getting themselves cryogenically suspended to avoid loss of their perfectly usable organs -- including wombs, which could be maintained long after the rest of the woman was not.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millenia]]'', Hormagaunts would prevent the ill from getting themselves cryogenically suspended to avoid loss of their perfectly usable organs -- including wombs, which could be maintained long after the rest of the woman was not.
31st Aug '16 9:35:37 AM nendroid
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If the child grown in such a device is also [[GeneticEngineering genetically engineered]] (as is often the case), see DesignerBabies.

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If the child grown in such a device is also [[GeneticEngineering genetically engineered]] (as is often the case), see DesignerBabies.
DesignerBabies. {{Artificial Human}}s are invariably the products of this.
21st Aug '16 11:16:13 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', the [[MadScientist Val'Jaal'darya]] created these as part of their research into HomosexualReproduction. They achieved this through the creation of golems who can carry children to term. A story about the clan has the first versions being made out of one of the potential mother's limbs[[note]]which they can then replace with [[ArtificialLimbs a biogolem version of the limb]] after the fact that's more or less identical to the original[[/note]] making what's essentially a clone of the mother in the process, but later versions could use the mother's blood for the same purpose. The character of [[spoiler:Kalki]] was carried to term this way, and one of the golems can be seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/sidestory_worldsetting.php?order=chapters&id=5 on the right in the first panel]] of the clan's profile page.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the [[MadScientist Val'Jaal'darya]] created these as part of their research into HomosexualReproduction. They achieved this through the creation of golems who can carry children to term. A story about the clan has the first versions being made out of one of the potential mother's limbs[[note]]which they can then replace with [[ArtificialLimbs a biogolem version of the limb]] after the fact that's more or less identical to the original[[/note]] making what's essentially a clone of the mother in the process, but later versions could use the mother's blood for the same purpose. The character of [[spoiler:Kalki]] was carried to term this way, and one of the golems can be seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/sidestory_worldsetting.php?order=chapters&id=5 on the right in the first panel]] of the clan's profile page.
14th Aug '16 7:04:11 PM PaulA
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* The [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]] of LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction; Rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.
** In the novel ''Ethan of Athos'' (part of the Vorkosigan Saga by the same author, but Vorkosigan does not appear in the novel), the planet of Athos is populated entirely by men who grow babies using egg cells taken from ovarian tissue cultures. Children are usually reared by couples in an informal kind of marriage.
** Also, the Cetagandan Haut-lords in the Vorkosiverse reproduce entirely without sex or even coupling being involved... In fact, the parents may never even meet or make any decisions. Every child is created through contracts arranged by high-ranking family members, frequently with positive genetic alterations added, then the baby cooked up in a replicator and handed to the appropriate household for rearing. The ruling Haut are practically considered a superhuman sub-race at this point, though a good number of their enhancements are AwesomeButImpractical aesthetic improvements. In their case every child is [[DesignerBaby designed]] by the central government, and the biological parents may never meet at all.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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The ubiquitous [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]] of LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', replicators"]], which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction; Rather fiction: rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.
** In the novel ''Ethan of Athos'' (part of the Vorkosigan Saga by the same author, but Vorkosigan does not appear in the novel), ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', the planet of Athos is populated entirely by men who grow babies using egg cells taken from ovarian tissue cultures. Children are usually reared by couples in an informal kind of marriage.
** Also, the The Cetagandan Haut-lords in the Vorkosiverse reproduce entirely without sex or even coupling being involved... In fact, the parents may never even meet or make any decisions. Every child is created through contracts arranged by high-ranking family members, frequently with positive genetic alterations added, then the baby cooked up in a replicator and handed to the appropriate household for rearing. The ruling Haut are practically considered a superhuman sub-race at this point, though a good number of their enhancements are AwesomeButImpractical aesthetic improvements. In their case every child is [[DesignerBaby designed]] by the central government, and the biological parents may never meet at all.
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