London: Scientists from the country and abroad are constantly doing new experiments. Some time ago, scientists discovered a method of producing synthetic diamonds in the laboratory, and today lab-grown diamonds are being sold worldwide. Now scientists have taken a step towards creating an artificial human.
A joint team of scientists from America (America) and UK (UK) has created for the first time a structure similar to synthetic human embryos (Stem cell) from stem cell (sperm) or female egg seed (Female). (made without egg seed).
- Embryos formed from stem cells, although they do not have beating organs
- Some scientists warn of dire consequences if this discovery is misused
A report has claimed that the currently formed embryo does not have a beating heart or brain, but a developing placenta and a real embryo can also be formed. The discovery could pave the way to understanding genetic diseases or causes of miscarriage.
Stem cells, considered the body’s master cells, were used to create these synthetic embryos. A joint team of scientists from America and Britain has developed this artificial embryo. One of the scientists in this scientific team said that it is only less developed than the natural embryo at the 14-day stage.
However, some top scientists have warned that the breakthrough towards creating artificial human embryos could have dire consequences if misused. A leading scientist named Professor James Briscoe said that the discovery could raise ethical and legal questions.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the International Society of Stem Cell Researchers, he said that while there is an established legal framework for human embryos born from IVF, there is no legal framework yet for such embryos developed from stem cells which needs to be created or misuse of this invention could have harmful consequences.