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Using embryonic stem cells, researchers created a structure that mimics the earliest stages of human development in the womb. This image shows the structure breaking the symmetry of the sphere, which starts the development of more complex structures that eventually develop into a fetus. Mijo Simunovic, Ph.D., Simons Junior Fellow, The Rockefeller University hide caption

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Scientists Make Model Embryos From Stem Cells To Study Key Steps In Human Development

Researchers hope these "embryoids" could provide crucial new insights into how to treat infertility and prevent miscarriages, birth defects and many diseases. But they stir ethical concerns.

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Using embryonic stem cells, researchers created a structure that mimics the earliest stages of human development in the womb. This image shows the structure breaking the symmetry of the sphere, which starts the development of more complex structures that eventually develop into a fetus. Mijo Simunovic, Ph.D., Simons Junior Fellow, The Rockefeller University hide caption

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Scientists Make Model Embryos From Stem Cells To Study Key Steps In Human Development

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