Tag Archives: Embryos

Change may allow scientists to grow human embryos longer

An international group of scientists has released new guidelines that remove a decades-old barrier to stem cell research By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer May 26, 2021, 3:01 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — New guidelines released Wednesday remove a decades-old barrier to stem cell research, recommending… Read More »

Researchers discover ‘Marie Kondo’ protein which aids in organizing fruit fly embryos

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a protein in fruit fly embryos, dubbed Marie Kondo, that destroys maternal proteins. Much like namesake, author and clutter consultant Marie Kondo, this gene removes unnecessary molecules, keeping embryos organized. Fertilized egg cells are loaded with maternal molecules that control the earliest steps of… Read More »

Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »