LONDON, December 12, 2002 ( – An English embryologist who authorized the implanting of “fake embryos” into patients’ wombs in order to raise more money to pay off debts has been convicted of assault and false accounting charges.  Paul Fielding, 44, left the real embryos in cold storage while the fake ones were surgically implanted in unsuspecting customers. “The victims,” ITV News reports, “who were desperate for children, needlessly underwent the painful process thinking that eggs were being implanted.”  For local news coverage see:


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