According to several In studies, one in three pregnancies results in miscarriage, and one in 33 newborns will be deformed, due to a malformed egg in the womb. Studying how the embryo grows can help us to find ways to reduce these numbers. In 2022, we will see advances in this research thanks to stem cells, which are similar to embryos that can be developed in the lab.
Stem cells provide a powerful way to study the early growth of the embryo. They can be grown in the lab in large numbers and can be pushed to form many cell types, including brain, blood, bone, and tissue.
Recently, a number of researchers have found ways to connect stem cells to 3D cell cells, which help to produce tiny embryonic stem cells. These current and old-fashioned structures can be flexible, less efficient and less sustainable. Next year, we could see a change, with the most advanced of these embryo-made instruments made from stem cells. And it is possible that we may see scientists using these models to investigate specific problems, such as embryos implanted in the uterus, embryonic stem cells or embryonic stem cells.
Such research has often been difficult to do with human embryos. Parents who use in vitro fertilizers may donate their remaining eggs, but regulations (internationally accepted and accepted in the UK) prevent researchers from raising them beyond 14 days. in groups of cells to the abnormal body system – between two and four weeks. The International Society for Stem Cell Research, which represents researchers in this field, has asked for a discussion on whether the boundaries should be changed. It recommends that the quality of human embryos be enhanced by events and events. The way in which regulatory agencies respond to this should not be underestimated.
In the meantime, embryonic stem cells may reduce the need to use “real” human embryos. It will allow researchers to conduct accurate research on embryonic stem cells, to see how they react to a modified gene, for example, or when exposed to a dangerous drug. Because they are made from stem cells, they can also be made by taking blood or skin samples from patients with a congenital defect and turning the clock into an embryo. This can help us to understand how the problem became, and perhaps to take action to reduce the spread of the disease in the future.
The development of embryonic models will raise many new moral questions. Aside from being able to slide down the path to cloning, embryonic stem cell models begin to confuse the line between what we see as human beings or not. Is the human embryo, a mere figment of the imagination of 16 cells, essential if it is a product of fertilization with an egg? Or is it the same if it comes from a lab from cell stem? Should the same traits commonly used in human embryos be applied to cell groups, even arrangements that would clearly indicate the size of a real embryo?
As we move on to examples that can reduce the destructive behaviors we encountered earlier in life, we will also face challenges as a group to ask big questions, including the big issue of what it means to be human.
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