First Synthetic Embryos: the Scientific Breakthrough Raises Serious Ethical Questions

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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In a new study, a research team used the artificial womb to grow natural mouse embryos (fertilised from sperm and eggs), which lived for 11 days. The lab-created womb, or external uterus, was a breakthrough in itself as embryos could not survive in petri dishes. scientists started with collections of stem cells. The conditions created by the external uterus triggered ...

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