In a feat of biomedical engineering, researchers create model embryos that could be used to study the mysterious stages of early human development.
Using advanced techniques, Michigan Medicine researchers have created the most complete catalog of cells in the male gonads. The aim: to create sperm in a dish.
New U-M research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human development. The discovery could be used to study why pregnancies fail.