Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

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Growing embryos in a mechanical womb have not been possible until now! Israeli scientists were able to grow fertilized eggs from mice and grow them for 10 days in their artificial uterus (at 20 days, they are fully grown).

Why is this important? We still have many questions about how a single cell, a fertilized egg, can grow into a living organism with trillions of cells. Studying this development in an artificial womb will speed up this research.

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