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A new venture wants to produce synthetic human embryos so that it may harvest tissue for transplants.
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A new venture wants to produce synthetic human embryos so that it may harvest tissue for transplants.

We wrote last week about Israeli researchers who successfully created mice embryos using solely skin stem cells rather than sperm or egg cells. The same scientists are currently developing human embryos from which they will harvest tissues for use in transplant surgeries. Jacob Hanna, a biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and the company's scientific creator, aims to further stem-cell research and the development of artificial wombs. Monday saw the publication of Hanna's study in the journal Cell. Hanna, however, is already attempting to duplicate the process using human cells. He started to MIT Technology Review that his ultimate goal is to create artificial human embryo models that are comparable to a 40- to 50-day pregnancy. Hanna stated, "We think the embry...