The world’s first artificial embryo has been developed. In this the heart of the soul beats and the brain takes full form. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel have created artificial embryos without eggs or sperm. In-vitro fertilization, i.e. IVF, became a hope for infertile couples. In this technique, an embryo is created in the laboratory from sperm and egg. Now the technology has gone a step further. In this case, sperm or even an embryo is not needed to produce an embryo.
This new technology of artificial insemination has been developed in Israel. With this, the world’s first artificial embryo has been prepared in a laboratory in Israel. Reports suggest that the test results of this embryo, which is prepared without a sperm-egg, are completely positive. Scientists say that this will revolutionize the creation of transplant organs and fertilization methods with the help of stem cells in the future.
Israel’s Weizmann Institute has succeeded in developing this embryo using stem cells. Now the fetus’s heartbeat is coming and its brain is getting ready. It is noteworthy that this fetus is a rat fetus. It was a major breakthrough in technology. Creating an embryo without sperm, egg and uterus is a milestone for the scientific world. With this technique, new avenues of research on stem cells will be opened.
Learn how stem cells can be used to create different organs. With its help, it also helps in creating replacement organs. Similar attempts have been made in the past too, but without success.
Professor Jacob Hanna of the study published in Weizmann’s Wonder Science News and Culture says that most research so far has found that specialized cells are either difficult to produce or must be isolated. In addition, well-constructed tissues are not amenable to transplantation. We have been able to overcome these hurdles. In the future, this research will revolutionize the world of medical science.
In the study, the artificial embryos continued to develop for 8.5 days, and still had all of their initial viable organs formed. A beating heart, circulating blood stem cells, a well-formed brain, a neural tube and an intestinal tract have evolved. Notably, the synthetic model showed 95 percent similarity to the naturally occurring embryo in terms of physical structures and genetic patterns of various cell types.