The Science of embryonic cells

New Sidney Fellow Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz’s research widely reported

Sidney Sussex Fellow Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and her team of scientists based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience research the molecular and cellular development of mammalian embryos. In their latest research, published in the leading journal Science, they explain how, through a pioneering technique, they have been able to use different types of stem cells to grow an embryo-like embryo in a dish.

Their findings, which are summarised on the University of Cambridge news website, contribute to understandings the very earliest stages of mammalian embryo development and reasons behind early pregnancy loss.

You can read more by visiting the University of Cambridge news website.  The research has also been reported in popular science and media outlets, from New Scientist to The Guardian.

 

The full journal citation is:

Sarah Ellys Harrison, Berna Sozen, Neophytos Christodoulou, Christos Kyprianou, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz. Assembly of embryonic and extra-embryonic stem cells to mimic embryogenesis in vitro, Science,2 March 2017, DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1810

For further information please contact the Fellow Communications Officer, Dr Tom Lambert (FellowCommunicationsOfficer@sid.cam.ac.uk)

This is an archived news story first posted in March, 2017