Foreign Affairs
Scientists create synthetic embryos

Scientists in Holland have managed to create synthetic embryos in a laboratory, by using cells from mice which are neither sperm nor egg. The results of this experiment have been published in Nature magazine.

It was pointed out that this discovery was not intended for cloning of people or animals, but rather, to shed light on the causes of early miscarriages, specifically at implantation stage.

The embryos were created in a dish, and were attached to the uterus wall in live mice for a number of days. It is believed that a study of this process can help in research on human fertility.

Research on embryos is difficult, both for technical and for ethical reasons. The synthetic embryo could therefore be the solution for more research in this sector.

L-embrijuni sintetiċi li nħolqu fil-laboratorju

 

Other News
Foreign Affairs

With more than 90% of the votes counted, the pro-military party in Thailand appears to be in the lead, after the first elections in the country since the coup d’etat…

Foreign Affairs

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update the Cabinet on the Brexit strategy later on this morning when she holds a Cabinet meeting following a weekend replete with…

Foreign Affairs

The American special counsel Robert Mueller who was investigating the role which Russia allegedly played in the 2016 Presidential elections and the Trump campaign, has concluded that the US President’s…

Foreign Affairs

There had to be a dramatic evacuation on a cruise liner carrying 1,300 passengers after it suddenly stopped operating just off the Norwegian coast yesterday. The MV Viking Sky was…

View More