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Discussion about the ethics and applications of the blastoid system.
Scientists have built "synthetic" embryos in their laboratory using mouse cells other than sperm and eggs.
Embryo-like structure synthesized in a lab could help decipher infertility.
Discussion with the people from Nature Podcast about the blastoid system.
Comments from Prof. Robin Lovell-Badge (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr. Teresa Rayon (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr. Dusko Ilic (King's College London), Dr. Harry Leitch (MRC London institute), and Prof. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (University of Cambridge).
Here's What That Could Mean for Humans.
NRC is an internationally oriented daily evening newspaper published in the Netherland.
Medical Technologies to grow new organs have not yet fulfilled their big promises. Maastricht tissue engineers are trying from the bottom up. They start with a single cell. The key lies in developmental biology. The cells themselves do the work, to form organs - that's the trick. "So it is in an embryo," says researcher Nicolas Rivron. "Only in this way it is possible to accurately build the complex structure of organs."
Ethicists strike alarm about synthetic embryos: "There are no rules yet". Volkskrant newspaper. 15 Apr 2017
The Volkskrant is a Dutch daily morning newspaper..
Ethicists and scientists are alarming for a scientific development with potentially severe consequences. Stem cell biologists have discovered how to make "synthetic embryos" by sticking loose cells together as legoblocks. That calls for scientific and ethical debates because there are no rules for such entities.