13-day-old human embryo grown in lab for controversial record-breaking study

imageOur understanding of how the human fetus develops could be shattered, as UK and US scientists have developed a new technique enabling an embryo to live outside the womb far longer than before, but future experiments will be fraught with ethical issues.The previous record for an embryo surviving in a lab was 9 days, and usually the embryo would be implanted into a womb as in IVF in the first seven, or die. Read Article