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Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

Researchers have grown the first mouse embryos outside a living womb. Published in Nature, the study sheds light on how mammal embryos can develop inside an artificial uterus and how genetic and environmental factors may play a part in its development.

“It is not unreasonable that we might have the capacity to develop a human embryo from fertilization to birth entirely outside the uterus.”

Paul Tesar, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Read the original article in The New York Times.