For the first time in history, scientists synthesize human embryos, developed without sperm or eggs, using stem cells.

For the group of British scientists, this act is the beginning of a new era, in which human beings will achieve mastery of their own biological nature.

The creation comes from human embryos by reprogramming stem cells, according to Cambridge University project leader Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz.

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Magdalena noted that there are no nearby plans for these synthetic embryos to be used clinically, and that it would be illegal to implant them in a patient’s uterus.

Why were they created?

The scientists point out that these prototype embryos, could offer essential insight into the effect of genetic disorders and biological causes of recurrent miscarriages.

«We are still far from creating babies artificially,» says the scientist, adding that they are structures that can mimic the characteristics of a normal embryo.