What if stem cells turn into embryos in a dish?


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.

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Journal Nature Methods
Volume 12
Issue number 10
Pages 917-919
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