Dutch scientists have now come with something that could leave you speechless!
A group of research scholars from Dutch has succeeded in developing synthetic embryos in their research laboratory. It is said to be made out of mouse cells excluding the sperm cells and the eggs.
However, the discovery will not serve the cloning purpose. It is meant for the detailed study of the pregnancy failures at the early stage of implantation.
The embryos were raised in a dish. It was then associated with the lining of female mice and was subjected to the growth studies for a few days. The experts believed that this study of synthetic mice could be helpful in detecting human fertility stages.
An insight into Early Miscarriage:
In most of the miscarriages that occur, the women are unaware of the fact that she is pregnant. Such type of the miscarriages results when the fertilized eggs fail to implant itself into the womb of the expected mother. Until now, there was no well-researched tool to supplement the early miscarriage. It was believed to occur due to the abnormalities growing in the embryo.
The study of the early embryonic development is tricky and inconvenient.
The use of stem cells in lieu of the sperm cells and the eggs have a broader perspective for the research studies to proceed.
Also, stem cells are the immature cells, which can be transformed into different body cells throughout the life processes, i.e., from the early life to the growth.
Dr. Nicolas Rivron and his team initiated the research. He hails from the Merlin Institute of the Maastricht University. They mixed two types of stem cells from mice to create embryo-like structures. When you watch them under the microscope, they resemble the real early stage embryo cells in a structure that further goes on for the placental development.
The interesting fact of this research study is that the stem cells developed are now being subjected to the implantation study. Earlier, many scientists have developed the synthetic embryos using the stem cells.
Hoping the future endeavors of the study might prove beneficiary to rule out the early.