Embryos created from stem cells could open new possibilities for developmental biology. Seven-day old gastruloid. Credit: Mehmet Girgin, EPFL
Pseud-embryos from stem cells created in the lab - science news
A new research study reports that mouse stem cells have the ability to produce pseudo-embryos, similar in many aspects to real embryos of 6 to 10 days.

The study showed that the three main embryonic axes were formed using around 300 stem cells, according to a gene expression program similar to that of normal embryos.

This new approach has great potential for the study of the early stages of development in mammals and could one day replace the use of real embryos in research.

Read the full story: University of Geneva
Scientific publication: Nature