Scientists Just Created the First “Synthetic Embryo” Without Sperm or Eggs
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August 4, 2022
In our ever-present quest to become gods, scientists have created a “synthetic” mouse embryo for the first time, potentially opening the door to grow organisms without mothers or fathers.
From The Guardian:
Researchers have created the world’s first “synthetic embryos” in a groundbreaking feat that bypassed the need for sperm, eggs and fertilisation.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel found that stem cells from mice could be made to self-assemble into early embryo-like structures with an intestinal tract, the beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart.
Known as synthetic embryos because they are created without fertilised eggs, the living structures are expected, in the near term, to drive deeper understanding of how organs and tissues form during the development of natural embryos…
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