What if stem cells turn into embryos in a dish?
Authors listMartin F Pera Guido de Wert Wybo Dondorp Robin Lovell-Badge Christine L Mummery Megan Munsie Patrick P Tam
Recent studies show that pluripotent stem cells can undergo self-organized development in vitro into structures that mimic the body plan of the post-implantation embryo. Modeling human embryogenesis in a dish opens up new possibilities for the study of early development and developmental disorders, but it may also raise substantial ethical concerns.
Journal Nature Methods
Issue number 10