Tag Archives: embryo development
Researchers Seek Guidelines for Embryo-Like Entities Created in Labs “Some researchers say the concern is premature. Scientists in the lab of Ali Brivanlou at the Rockefeller University in 2014 published work describing how they reprogrammed cells taken from human … More »
Embryo Experiments Reveal Earliest Human Development, But Stir Ethical Debate “‘The amazing thing is that it’s doing its thing without any information from mom,’ Brivanlou says. ‘It just has all the information already in it. That was mind-blowing to … More »
A revolutionary system that allows researchers to study human embryo development in the lab was chosen by Science magazine readers as the scientific advancement of 2016 that has done the most to benefit humanity, answer long-standing questions, or pave the way for fruitful research.
The Primitive Streak “Last May, two research groups [one of which was the Brivanlou lab] announced a breakthrough: they each grew human embryos, in the lab, longer than ever before. In doing so, they witnessed a period of human … More »
Almost nothing is known about the stage of human development called implantation, when the developing embryo attaches to the uterus. Now scientists have devised a method that replicates implantation in an experimental setting, providing a revolutionary system capable of answering basic questions about our own development. More »