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Thursday, August 04, 2022

Researchers use stem cells from mice to form embryo-like structures with intestinal tract, beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart



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"Researchers have created the world's first "synthetic embryos" in a groundbreaking feat that bypassed the need for sperm, eggs and fertilizations.

Known as synthetic embryos because they are created without fertilized 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.

But researchers believe the work could also reduce animal experimentation and ultimately pave the way for new sources of cells and tissues for human transplantation.

For example, skin cells from a leukemia patient could potentially be transformed into bone marrow stem cells to treat their condition."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-03 07:14 PM | Reply

The proper use for such discoveries is indeed helping people missing parts including on the cell level i.e. Leukemia patients.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-03 07:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can they get a $3000 deduction in Georgia?

#3 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-08-03 10:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Quick! Someone give that embryo a social security number!

- - "small government conservatives"

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-08-03 11:19 PM | Reply

Would they count on cell phone plans?

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-04 12:54 AM | Reply

... a beating heart ...

That is going to raise some discussion.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great! A new minority to look down on.

"Get out of here, you synth. This restroom is for naturals only."

#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-08-04 11:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Here comes a new set of PC pronouns. Good Gawd Gerty.

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-08-04 01:00 PM | Reply

@#8 ... Here comes a new set of PC pronouns. ...

New discoveries sometimes require new words to describe and name them.

Why do you seem to think that is a problem?

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 01:40 PM | Reply

And idiots say we should ignore scientists.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-04 02:59 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-05 02:41 AM | Reply

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