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Scientists create ‘synthetic’ mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue

Scientists create 'synthetic' mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue

A research team in the UK and the US has created “synthetic” mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue in the lab without the need for a fertilized egg or uterus to grow. It is similar to a breakthrough by an Israeli team, published earlier this month. Together, the advances …

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The world’s first ‘synthetic embryo’: why this research is more important than you think

The world's first 'synthetic embryo': why this research is more important than you think

In what is considered a global breakthrough, biologists have grown mouse embryo models in the laboratory without the need for fertilized eggs, embryos or even a mouse, using only stem cells and a special incubator. This achievement, published in the journal Cell by a team led by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in …

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