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morningsong

Creating "artifical life".

British Researchers Make History By Creating The World’s First Fully-Functioning Artificial Embryo

At around the 4.5-day mark, the scientists found a number of functional embryos in the Petri dish that looked remarkably similar to real ones. Seven days after the start of the experiment, the artificial embryo seemed to have developed further, showing signs of a placenta and the beginnings of the mouse itself. What is truly amazing about the breakthrough is that it marks the first time that researchers have been able to create life from scratch without the use of egg or even sperm cells. The team went on to say:

"They are very similar to natural mouse embryos. We put the two types of stem cells together – which has never been done before – to allow them to speak to each other. We saw that the cells could self-organize themselves without our help."



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The red portion represents the actual embryo, while the blue part is what will eventually form the placenta


More than being able to create life in the laboratory, the objective of the research was to shed some light on what happens at the early stages of embryonic formation. The findings, recently published in the Science journal, could also help uncover the reason why two out of three cases of human pregnancy end in miscarriage within the first trimester. The team is currently focused on conducting a similar experiment using human stem cells. Zernicka-Goetz stated:

"We think that it will be possible to mimic a lot of the developmental events occurring before 14 days using human embryonic and extra-embryonic stem cells using a similar approach to our technique using mouse stem cells. We are very optimistic that this will allow us to study key events of this critical stage of human development without actually having to work on embryos. Knowing how development normally occurs will allow us to understand why it so often goes wrong."


https://www.hexapolis.com/2017/03/03/first-functional-artificial-embryo/







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Reply #1 posted 09/15/17 10:37am

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what could possibly go wrong!?

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Reply #2 posted 09/15/17 12:44pm

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Were you birthed in a lab Only?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #3 posted 09/15/17 12:46pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Were you birthed in a lab Only?

according to louis farrakhan i was

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Reply #4 posted 09/15/17 1:04pm

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I see your horns showing.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 09/20/17 8:18am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Were you birthed in a lab Only?

according to louis farrakhan i was

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Reply #6 posted 09/20/17 9:11am

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People have stopped talking about cloning.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 09/20/17 1:23pm

morningsong

2freaky4church1 said:

People have stopped talking about cloning.



The media has...

People are.

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Reply #8 posted 09/21/17 10:49am

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Artificial Human Embryos Are Coming, and No One Knows How to Handle Them


Stem cells can be coaxed to self-assemble into structures resembling human embryos.

Two years ago, Shao, a mechanical engineer with a flair for biology, was working with embryonic stem cells, the kind derived from human embryos able to form any cell type. As he experimented with ways of getting cells to form more organized three-dimensional structures by growing them in scaffolds of soft gel, he was looking for signs of primitive neural tissue.

Scientists at Michigan now have plans to manufacture embryoids by the hundreds. These could be used to screen drugs to see which cause birth defects, find others to increase the chance of pregnancy, or to create starting material for lab-generated organs. But ethical and political quarrels may not be far behind. “This is a hot new frontier in both science and bioethics. And it seems likely to remain contested for the coming years,” says Jonathan Kimmelman, a member of the bioethics unit at McGill University, in Montreal, and a leader of an international organization of stem-cell scientists.

What’s really growing in the dish? There no easy answer to that. In fact, no one is even sure what to call these new entities. In March, a team from Harvard University offered the catch-all “synthetic human entities with embryo-like features,” or SHEEFS, in a paper cautioning that “many new varieties” are on the horizon, including realistic mini-brains.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608173/prospect-of-synthetic-embryos-sparks-new-bioethics-debate/amp/?utm_content=buffere39da&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Reply #9 posted 09/22/17 4:08pm

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Reply #10 posted 09/22/17 4:46pm

morningsong

^ lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #11 posted 09/23/17 5:25pm

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I wonder if it will be possible to recreate life. To rebuild humans who passed away. I bet that will happen in 100 years from now. Science will have to understand spirits better but if they can connect and rebuild humans I believe in it.

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