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Science has taken the first steps toward artificial uterus
The first 13 days after conception, still remain a mystery to science. Hormone levels are too low to register a positive result of a possible test, but scientists simply do not have any methods of analysis at this stage of fetal development. If scientists do not know and can not determine the moment of conception, then they are not able to observe the development of the embryo the first two weeks. Science, of course, researched the process of development and the embryo (mass of cells at this stage is called the blastocyst. The blastocyst stage follows the morula stage and prior to the stage of the germinal disc.) which takes shape and attaches to the uterine wall.
At some point the obvious becomes obvious. At this time, is already a team of scientists who were able to observe the development of the embryo at a very early stage. Experts in the laboratory of Rockefeller University were the first who witnessed the development of the human embryo in the laboratory in the first 13 days (ethical boundaries for testing). Scientists in fact have created all the necessary for the development of cells and embryos at a very early period of development. For normal development was in the presence of all the necessary nutrients and insulin. In such laboratory conditions, the embryo has developed well, it proves that the embryo itself carries the genetic instructions necessary for its development, and they are not shared with those who have a mother.
The results of experiments of scientists from the Rockefeller University promise new opportunities for people who have problems with return of fertility. But, do not be afraid, until these studies at a very early stage and all does not mean that soon it will be possible to raise children in the laboratory. Developments are coming and their goal is the creation of an artificial womb in which the future generation of earthlings could grow.