Incubators, while standard in any hospital nowadays, were once untested technology. Their developers needed a way to prove their worth and get the word out. And that is how premature babies were put on display at Coney Island.
In 2007, Europe led the world in the use of assisted reproduction technologies, with nearly 500,000 women undergoing high-tech treatments like IVF to get pregnant. That same year, 90,000 babies were born who owe their lives to biotechnology.