What if stem cells turn into embryos in a dish?

M.F. Pera*, G. de Wert, W. Dondorp, R. Lovell-Badge, C.L. Mummery, M. Munsie, P.P. Tam

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Recent studies show that pluripotent stem cells can undergo self-organized development in vitro into structures that mimic the body plan of the post-implantation embryo. Modeling human embryogenesis in a dish opens up new possibilities for the study of early development and developmental disorders, but it may also raise substantial ethical concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)917-919
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


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