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World's first 'synthetic embryo': why this research is more important than you think

World’s first ‘synthetic embryo’: why this research is more important than you think

In what is considered a world first, biologists have grown mouse embryo models in the lab without the need for fertilized eggs, embryos or even mice – using only stem cells and a special incubator. This achievement, published in the journal Cell by a team led by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in …

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Research reveals the chemical underpinnings of how benign water can turn into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Research reveals the chemical underpinnings of how benign water can turn into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain A new study has put a remarkable and unexpected chemical genesis on firmer footing. In 2019, researchers and colleagues at Stanford University revealed the startling discovery that hydrogen peroxide – a caustic substance used to disinfect surfaces and bleach hair – forms spontaneously in microscopic droplets of plain water and benign. …

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