The world’s newest oldest mum

images1At age 70, Rajo Devi of  Alewi, India has become the world’s oldest mother, abetted by donor eggs and an “intra cytoplasmic” sperm injection technique that permits even low-quality sperm to inseminate embryos (Devi’s husband is 72).  The couple has suffered the stigma of being childless for 55 years, they told the Times of India. Just wait for the outrage they’re about to face now.‘s insightful science writer William Saleton does a nice summary here.