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In the News – NPR – Brivanlou

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 »

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Human embryo discovery wins People’s Choice of Science Breakthrough of the Year

Human embryo discovery wins People’s Choice Science Breakthrough of the YearA 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.
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In the News – Radiolab – Brivanlou

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 »

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New method allows first look at key stage of human development, embryo implantation

New method allows first look at key stage of human development, embryo implantationAlmost 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 »

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