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One stem cell morphs into a mouse embryo’s forerunner

A blastoid generated from a single extended pluripotent stem (EPS) cell.

A laboratory-grown structure that mimics the precursor to a mammalian embryo has cells (green) for forming the placenta and cells (red) for forming the embryo itself. Credit: Ronghui Li, Cuiqing Zhong, Yang Yu/Salk Institute

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Nature 574, 456 (2019)




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