Babies created ‘WITHOUT sperm or eggs’ could be reality after man-made embryos grown in lab for 1st time

SCIENTISTS have managed to grow a synthetic embryo without sperm, an egg or a womb for the very first time. The groundbreaking development is not intended to create babies outside of the womb. Weizmann Institute/Jacob HannaHow the fake embryo developed from day 1 to day 8[/caption] Instead, the aim is to one day produce replacement organs for humans. Experts made fake embryos – which are created without fertilised eggs – using stem cells from mice. After little over a week, these embryo-like structures self-assembled with a rudimentary beating heart, blood circulation, the early stages a brain and intestinal tracts. They were grown in an artificial womb but stopped developing after eight days. Read more about science FAN PLAN Should you leave window OPEN with fan on hot day? Science of cooling revealed DON’T SLEEP The science behind nightmares REVEALED – here’s what experts believe “The embryo is the best organ-making machine and the best 3D bioprinter,” said project leader Professor Jacob Hanna, from the Weizmann Institute in Israel. “We tried to emulate what it does.” The synthetic embryos were not exactly the same as a natural mouse’s, but organs did give every indication of being functional. For now, scientists believe the breakthrough…

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Babies created ‘WITHOUT sperm or eggs’ could be reality after man-made embryos grown in lab for 1st time

Updated: August 4, 2022 — 10:27 am