Apr 7, 2023

In a first, scientists create embryos in a lab from stem cells of monkey

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Chinese researchers used stem cells from macaques to culture embryo-like structures in a lab.

Using stem cells from a monkey embryo, a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) successfully cultured embryo-like structures in lab conditions, but they didn’t just stop there.

It is important to understand that human embryonic research is a controversial subject because of the various ethical concerns.

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The researchers further tested their lab-grown embryos in the uteruses of living female monkeys to check if they could give rise to fetuses.

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