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Synthetic human embryos created in groundbreaking advance

By Hannah Devlin

14 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Scientists have created synthetic human embryos using stem cells, which could provide insight into genetic disorders and the biological causes of recurrent miscarriage.

Scientists have created synthetic human embryos using stem cells, in a groundbreaking advance that sidesteps the need for eggs or sperm.

Scientists say these model embryos, which resemble those in the earliest stages of human development, could provide a crucial window on the impact of genetic disorders and the biological causes of recurrent miscarriage.

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