Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab

Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.

Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.

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Promoting Stem Cell Growth and Self-Renewal In Vitro
Promoting Stem Cell Growth and Self-Renewal In Vitro
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Feb 19, 2021
An engineered laminin substrate facilitates high-quality human stem cell cultures.
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Lisa Winter | Aug 3, 2020
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Diana Kwon | Mar 2, 2020
The Trump administration’s changes to policy involving material donated from abortions have led scientists to adjust their research projects or seek alternative sources of funding.
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.
First Mouse Embryos Made from Two Fathers
First Mouse Embryos Made from Two Fathers
Abby Olena | Oct 11, 2018
The bipaternal pups died soon after birth, but mice with two mothers grew into fertile adults.
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2018
With just a molecular nudge, aggregates of embryonic stem cells take shape as a “gastroloid,” bearing the genetic hallmarks and spatial organization of early development.
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Jul 2, 2018
The organ’s blood-pumping capacity improved with the infusion of cells, a study shows.
Studies Show How Cells Differentiate at Life’s Beginning
Studies Show How Cells Differentiate at Life’s Beginning
Shawna Williams | Apr 27, 2018
A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 17, 2018
For the first time, a transplant of replacement tissue grown from stem cells has been shown to be feasible for patients with macular degeneration.