Breakthrough: world's first synthetic embryo created

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 Breakthrough: world's first synthetic embryo created

Israeli scientists have made a breakthrough by creating the world's first synthetic embryo. According to researchers from the Weizmann Institute, it corresponds in its functionality to a normal embryo by 95%. Scientists managed to create it from mouse stem cells without eggs and sperm. Scientists noted that their breakthrough will reduce the number of animal experiments and pave the way for new sources of cells and tissues for human transplantation. “In Israel and many other countries such as the US and the UK, this is legal and we have ethical approval to do this with human induced pluripotent stem cells. This provides an ethical and technical alternative to the use of embryos,” said study leader Professor Jacob Hanna.

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