Science Media Centre

Science Media Centre

Expert Reactions

Fertile eggs created from mouse stem cells – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 18th, 2016.

Japanese researchers have successfully produced functional mouse eggs entirely in cell culture using stem cells. Their study, published today in Nature, resulted in healthy and fertile mouse pups. The researchers say being able to grow viable mouse eggs in the lab will provide clues to aid the development of similar systems in other species. More information […]

Embryo research hits ethical barrier – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 5th, 2016.

Scientists have broken through a technical barrier in human embryo research and now face an ethical one. Two separate studies published in Nature and Nature Cell Biology today report on new methods allowing human embryos to cultured and studied in Petri dishes for as long as 13 days. Previous studies have struggled to keep embryos […]

Sperm derived from stem cells – Experts reaction

John Kerr posted in on February 26th, 2016.

Scientists in China have created functioning sperm from mice stem cells in the laboratory. To accomplish this feat, the researchers coaxed mouse embryonic stem cells to turn into functional sperm-like cells, which were then injected into egg cells to produce fertile mouse offspring. The research, published in Cell Stem Cell, provides a platform for generating […]

Copyright 2018 Science Media Centre (New Zealand)

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy