embryos

embryos

A 200-Million-Year Old Display Fossil Turns Out to Be a Rare Pregnant Specimen

The pregnant ocean predator from the Jurassic is the largest of her kind.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.17
Features

Can Playing Trance Music Actually Help Grow Embryos?

We tested the controversial theory on a pair of Magic Growing Snowman.
Kyle MacNeill
1.25.17
reproductive rights

Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued by Her Own Embryos

The lawsuit, which was filed in Louisiana yesterday, lists female embryos "Emma'' and "Isabella" as plaintiffs. The suit is the latest move by Vergara's ex-fiance to gain custody of the embryos—and could also have huge implications for abortion rights.
Kimberly Lawson
12.7.16
nature

Watch These Adorable Chicks Hatch Sans Eggshell

These high schoolers have a front row seat to embryonic development, from fertilization to hatching.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.16
china

Space-Grown Mouse Embryos Are a Step Toward Human Colonization

Chinese scientists report embryos developing from two-cell to blastocyst stage while onboard satellite SJ-10.
Emiko Jozuka
4.19.16
uk

A Landmark Ruling Allows Gene Editing in Human Embryos

It's the first time a national regulatory authority has endorsed gene editing in human embryos.
Victoria Turk
2.1.16
Health

Man Fails Paternity Test Because His DNA Is Mixed with That of His Unborn Twin

The weirdest “Maury” outcome possible.
John Wenz
10.24.15
uk

Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

Reproductive tech could threaten or preserve deaf culture.
Rich Wordsworth
9.29.15
News

Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time

A lackluster first attempt suggests we're a long way off from safely gene-editing human babies.
Steph Yin
4.23.15
biology

Watch These Cells Start Folding Themselves Into an Embryo

Biologists reconstructed the early stages of an embryo for the first time.
Victoria Turk
11.5.14
Features

Building the World's Largest Cryobank

The Smithsonian's Global Genome Initiative is primed to open its doors in 2015. Here's what you need to know about the largest scientific collection effort ever organized.
Maddie Stone
10.6.14
Stuff

Scientists Are Working Out Whether You Can Have a Baby with Yourself

Single-parent reproduction is exactly what it sounds like—a very complicated scientific process that involves taking one person’s stem cells, making one of them male and the other female, before splicing them together to make a child.
Alex Horne
6.11.14