Some videos are on Youtube
Comment by Philip Ball. What is an embryo? Scientists say definition needs to change. Nature. 18 August 2023
Technology feature by Vivien Marx. Nature Methods. Modeling the early embryo. 2022 Jun. PMID: 35668197
Research highlight by Kim Baumann. Nature Review Molecular Cell Biology. A role model for the human blastocyst. December 14, 2021.
Article from Alok Javali, a co-inventor of the human blastoid. The Node. The making of... human blastoids. December 9, 2021.
Article from Laura Ungar. Associated Press. Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos. December 3, 2021
Examining the State of the Science of Mammalian Embryo Model Systems. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the U.S.A. proceedings. January 2020.
The scientific and biomedical perspectives opened by stem cell-based embryo models are discussed, including for blastoids.
Blastoid: the backstory of the formation of blastocyst-like structure solely from stem cells. The Node. June 27, 2018.
Analysis from Patrick Tam on [Rivron NC et al., Nature 2018 , 557(7703):106-111]. F1000Prime, 24 May 2018.
Discussion about the ethics and applications of the blastoid system.
Scientists have built "synthetic" embryos in their laboratory using mouse cells other than sperm and eggs.
Embryo-like structure synthesized in a lab could help decipher infertility.
Discussion with the people from Nature Podcast about the blastoid system.
Comments from Prof. Robin Lovell-Badge (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr. Teresa Rayon (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr. Dusko Ilic (King's College London), Dr. Harry Leitch (MRC London institute), and Prof. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (University of Cambridge).
Here's What That Could Mean for Humans.
Ethicists strike alarm about synthetic embryos: "There are no rules yet". Volkskrant newspaper. 15 Apr 2017
The Volkskrant is a Dutch daily morning newspaper..