embryo embryo  /ˈɛmbri ˌoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  2. (n) an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life

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  1. And even if the procedure turns out to be safe for the embryo, there remains the very real question of what quality stem cells the technique would produce.
  2. Because each embryo came originally from the fertilized eggs of both a goat and a sheep, the animals had four parents.
  3. An embryo used in stem-cell research has nothing resembling a brain.

News

  1. Developmental protein plays role in spread of cancer

    A protein used by embryo cells during early development, and recently found in many different types of cancer, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis, report researchers.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. National Cancer Institute

    A protein used by embryo cells during early development, and recently found in many different types of cancer, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center in the June 15, 2013 issue of the journal Cancer Research.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: National Cancer Institute

  3. Baby Eva Named After Pioneering IVF Test

    MENLO PARK, California, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxogyn announces the birth of the first baby in Scotland to be born using a ground-breaking new approach to IVF, the 'Early Embryo Viability Assessment' ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "Each of these children was adopted while still an embryo and has been blessed with a chance to grow, to grow up in a loving family," Mr Bush said. "These boys and girls are not spare parts."
    on Jul 19, 2006 By: President Bush Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The fact that introduction of a small number of proteins into adult human cells could produce cells that are equivalent to embryo stem cells takes us into an entirely new era of stem cell biology," said Ian Wilmut, the Scottish researcher who...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Ian Wilmut Source: iAfrica.com

  3. "No stem cell would ever be taken from an embryo that was not destined to be destroyed in any event," said Rep. Mike Castle, a Delaware Republican who has long bucked his party leaders to support the measure.
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Mike Castle Source: Forbes

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