Scientists create an embryo from stem cells without egg or sperm

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Scientists have made a major step forward to creating life in the laboratory without using sperm or eggs.

Two different kinds of stem cells were combined in a dish – and they grew into an early form of embryo.

Creating embryos from stem cells would create an unlimited supply of identical embryos, which would be useful for medical research.

The development is hoped to shed light on one of the biggest causes of infertility – embryos failing to implant in the womb.

It will also be useful for testing the effects of new medical treatments.

Researchers say that the technique – carried out in mice – could result in a mouse being created without using sperm or eggs within three years.

But experts warn that if the technique could be replicated in people, it may lead to the creation of an army of human clones.

It could take as long as two decades before the technique is likely to be perfected to create human embryos out of stem cells, the experts warned.

Researchers combined two different types of embryonic stem cells from mice.

Once combined in a dish they grew into the early stage of the embryo before it implants in the womb – called a blastocyst – a hollow ball of cells.

When transferred into the womb, the cells initially triggered changes in the womb like those created by a normal embryo aged 3.5 days old, but failed to properly implant.

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“Scientists have made a major step forward to creating life in the laboratory without using sperm or eggs.”

brave new world..im getting off the bus..

401

~ by seeker401 on May 9, 2018.

One Response to “Scientists create an embryo from stem cells without egg or sperm”

  1. “When transferred into the womb, the cells initially triggered changes in the womb like those created by a normal embryo aged 3.5 days old, but failed to properly implant.”

    It takes an egg and sperm to implant; maybe that is what they are missing?

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