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Humans put their eggs in more than one basket

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Primordial germ cell (PGC) development in the human fetus remains relatively uncharted. A new study suggests that epigenetic reprogramming and sex differentiation in human PGCs occur asynchronously over an extended time period. This finding raises questions and implications for in vitro PGC differentiation.

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Figure 1: Comparison of models of PGC development in mice and humans.


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Laird, D. Humans put their eggs in more than one basket. Nat Cell Biol 15, 13–15 (2013).

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