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'Synthetic Embryo' Breakthrough but Growing Human Organs Far Off

‘Synthetic Embryo’ Breakthrough but Growing Human Organs Far Off

Stem cell scientists say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilization for the first time, but the prospect of using such a technique to grow human organs for transplantation remains distant. The breakthrough was hailed as a major step forward, though some experts said the result could not fully be considered …

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Scientists achieve 'synthetic embryo' breakthrough but growing human organs still far off

Scientists achieve ‘synthetic embryo’ breakthrough but growing human organs still far off

PARIS (AFP) – Stem cell scientists say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilisation for the first time, but the prospect of using such a technique to grow human organs for transplantation remains distant. The breakthrough was hailed as a major step forward, though some experts said the result could not …

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Explosive volcanic eruption produced rare mineral on Mars: Researchers publish scenario that explains 2016 discovery by NASA's Curiosity rover

Single-cell approaches and deep learning to map all stages of fruit fly embryo development

Scientists have constructed the most complete and detailed single-cell map of embryo development in any animalto date, using the fruit fly as a model organism. Published in Science, this study, co-led by Eileen Furlong at EMBL and Jay Shendure at the University of Washington, harnesses data from over one million embryonic cells spanning all stages …

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Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models From Stem Cells

Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Embryo Models May Enable Growing Organs for Transplantation

Credit: Weizmann Institute of Science Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models Created Solely from Stem Cells An egg meets a sperm – that’s a necessary first step in life’s beginnings. In embryonic development research, it’s also a common first step. However, in a new study published on August 1, 2022, in the …

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Zika evades early pregnancy protections, MSU research shows

Zika evades early pregnancy protections, MSU research shows

Michigan State University researchers have found that the Zika virus can halt an embryo’s development in the earliest stages of pregnancy, signaling that the risks posed by the virus are greater than previously appreciated.   Jennifer Watts, who led the Zika research project as a doctoral student at MSU. Credit: Courtesy Jennifer Watts This is …

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