Artificial Organism Notion
Scientists Created an Artificial Early Embryo From Human Skin Cells
We all know how human reproduction works: sperm meets egg, fertilized egg kicks off its journey, transforms into a human embryo, then becomes a fetus and ultimately a baby. But what if boy meets girl isn't the only way? Last week, two studies in Nature torpedoed the classic narrative of the beginning of life.
This mouse embryo grew in an artificial uterus
Scientists have managed to grow the embryo of a mammal outside of the womb for the first time. In a study published on Wednesday in , a team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel say they've successfully grown more than 1,000 mice embryos for six days using a process that involves a mechanical device.
World's first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say
The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can reproduce in a way not seen in plants and animals.