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World's first 'synthetic embryo': why this research is more important than you think

By Megan Munsie, Professor Emerging Technologies (Stem Cells), The University of Melbourne
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In what’s reported as a world-first achievement, biologists have grown mouse embryo models in the lab without the need for fertilised eggs, embryos, or even a mouse – using only stem cells and a special incubator.

This achievement, published in the journal Cell by a team led by researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, is a very sophisticated model of what…The Conversation


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