06. 03. 2017
British scientists have managed to grow an artificial embryo for the first time in history. To do this, stem cells of mice were used.
To conduct the study, Cambridge University specialists took rodent’s cells of two types and a model of a mouse embryo printed on a special 3-D printer.
The scientists hope that their discovery will benefit people in the future. It will help those who can not have their own children for some reason.
This research is not finished while. According to the scientists, this artificial embryo can not develop into a full embryo. Most likely, it lacks an additional set of stem cells.
According to UK legislation, the experiments on human embryos are strictly prohibited after two weeks of their life. But scientists believe that such studies will force the British authorities to review the existing laws. This is necessary to make a breakthrough in medicine.