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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NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
Ashley Yeager | Jul 29, 2019
The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews.
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Eric Bender | Jul 15, 2019
Insulin-producing cells grown in the lab could offer a functional cure for the disease.
Image of the Day: Multilayered
Image of the Day: Multilayered
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
Human embryonic stem cells differentiate and organize themselves on a chip.
Researchers Generate Model of Human Embryo from Human Stem Cells
Researchers Generate Model of Human Embryo from Human Stem Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 2, 2019
The research may necessitate the formation of new ethical guidelines.
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.
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.
CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function
CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 20, 2017
OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2017
A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2017
The UK Stem Cell Bank offers several lines derived from human embryonic tissue.