Scientists Begin Growing Human Beings in Lab

Advance In Human Embryo Research Rekindles Ethical Debate

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.

Source: Scientists Keep Human Embryos Alive Longer In The Lab : Shots – Health News : NPR

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