blastocyst blastocyst


  • (n) the blastula of a placental mammal in which some differentiation of cells has occurred


  1. Today a blastocyst is created for harvesting.
  2. They come from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst, the term for a fertilized egg four days after conception.
  3. The formation of the blastocyst signals the start of a sequence of changes that are as precisely choreographed as a ballet.


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  1. "Stem cells were then derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst," the Science authors Woo Suk Hwang of Seoul National University, and colleagues, reported.
    on May 19, 2005 By: Hwang Woo-suk Source: Channel News Asia

  2. "An earlier paper by Hwang and (his) colleagues attracted much attention as the first demonstration of the derivation of a pluripotent embryonic stem cell line from a cloned human blastocyst," chief editor of the journal, Donald Kennedy, said in...
    on Dec 22, 2005 By: Donald Kennedy Source: People's Daily Online

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