Israeli scientists

Bypassing the requirement for sperm, eggs, and fertilisation, Israeli scientists create the first “synthetic embryos” in history

The ability to induce mouse stem cells to self-assemble into structures resembling early embryos with a digestive tract, a developing brain, and a beating heart was found by scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Some cells underwent chemical pretreatment to activate genetic programmes that would drive them to develop into the yolk sac or […]

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