embryo

World First: Researchers Create Human-Monkey Embryos

Despite their controversial nature, human-monkey embryos could pave the way for a better understanding of cell communication and transplantable organs on-demand.

Maximizing The Potential Of Induced Stem Cells

Researchers in Japan and the US have discovered a way to reprogram mature cells into stem cells that can transform into all cell types of the body, including the placenta.

How A Protein Protects An Embryo From It’s Mother

The structure of a protein that hides embryos from the immune system of their mothers could help scientists design new immune-suppressing drugs.

A Glimpse Into The Earliest Genetic Mutations Of Human Life

Every time a cell in the early embryo divides, three mutations creep in; a rate much higher than previously thought.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Bruno Reversade

Dr. Bruno Reversade's research has taken him to Jordan, India and Singapore where he hunts down the genes behind rare diseases.

Recreating Embryo Development In A Dish

Micropatterned stem cell colonies could one day replace animal models in the testing of teratogens and other compounds.

A New Way To Look At Embryos

A non-invasive imaging technique that allows the visualization of developing embryos has changed our understanding of the earliest stages of life.

Why Embryos Die Without GPIs

A study in nematode worms shows that glycosylphosphatidylinositol lipid anchors are essential for membrane stability, particularly during embryogenesis.

IVF Device May Improve Fertility Treatment

A microwell device has enabled researchers to study individual mouse embryos in a non-invasive manner.

Embryo Editing Paper Stirs Scientific Controversy

Hot on the heels of a call for a moratorium, researchers in China have successfully edited the genome of human embryos.