An embryo can be defined," as an unborn or unhatched a human offspring that is in the process of development". It is naturally developed right after the fertilization of the sperm and ovum in the mother's uterus. Researchers have skipped the process of fertilization by creating artificial embryos in the laboratory. It's been created from scratch with stem cells. It'll help us to understand what goes on within an embryo right after fertilization and find treatments to any problems that might arise.
It was developed by researchers from Maastricht University and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). These researchers called it "blastoid". Several other researchers already had the knowledge on creating lesser advanced models of the inner and outer parts of blastocyst (a hollow sphere containing eggs formed after fertilization) using stem cells and a post- implantation model called"gastruloids".
These artificial embryos have helped us initiate pregnancy in mice. It implanted into the mother's uterus just as natural embryo would during pregnancy. According to some researchers the conception of this model could help us study pregnancy in detail and even possibly help us prevent infertility, treat diseases that could occur during adulthood.
But for now, we don't know for sure if this model could work on humans as it did on mice. But this ground-breaking discovery, if it works, could change our view of pregnancy and could also lead to the betterment of a mother and her baby.
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