Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scientists Begin Growing Human Beings in Lab

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Scientists have been able to keep human embryos alive twice as long as before. The technique is reopening a debate over a rule limiting research on human embryos to 14 days.
That limitation meant scientists were unable to conduct a range of detailed research into early human development.

But now researchers say they have discovered a way to keep human embryos alive in the laboratory about a week longer than ever before, and through a critical period of development.
It’s a step they say will yield important insights into human development and could lead to a better understanding of the factors that cause miscarriages and birth defects.