Scientists just created a human embryo and you won’t believe just how frightening it is

Dr. Vilas Gayakwad, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The pro-abortion lobby is working overtime to see just how many babies they can kill.

But others are trying to do something just as evil by manufacturing fake humans.

Like these scientists who just created a human embryo and you won’t believe just how frightening it is.

Scientists at The Weizmann Institute in Israel have just grown an entity that closely resembles an early human embryo.

And they did it without using sperm, eggs or a womb.

It’s Alive!

Many movie buffs will remember the famous line from Frankenstein when the monster first awakens.

Dr. Frankenstein shouts gleefully, “It’s alive!”

Now that monstrous creation may be coming to life for real.

The Weizmann Institute team say their “embryo model” made using stem cells, looks just like a textbook example of a real 14-day-old embryo.

And, they say, it even released hormones that resulted in a positive pregnancy test in the lab.

They say their goal is to create a being that provides an ethical way of understanding the earliest moments of our lives.

Right after sperm fertilizes an egg there is a period of dramatic change – from a collection of indistinct cells to a living human being.

“It’s a black box and that’s not a cliche – our knowledge is very limited,” Prof Jacob Hanna, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, told BBC News.

Embryo research is legally, morally, ethically, and technically troubling. 

But despite the concerns by most people, there is now a rapidly developing field that seeks to mimic human embryo development.

“Hasn’t been done before”

This research is described by the Israeli scientists as the first “complete” embryo model for mimicking all the key structures that emerge in the early embryo.

“This is really a textbook image of a human day-14 embryo,” Professor Hanna says, which “hasn’t been done before”.

Instead of a sperm and egg, the starting material was stem cells which were reprogrammed to gain the potential to become any type of tissue in the body.

Chemicals were then used to change these stem cells into four types of cells found in the earliest stages of the human embryo:

  1. epiblast cells, which become the embryo proper (or fetus)

2. trophoblast cells, which become the placenta

3. hypoblast cells, which become the supportive yolk sac

4. extraembryonic mesoderm cells

The work raises serious questions of whether embryo development could be mimicked past the 14-day stage.

Shockingly, this would not be illegal as embryo models are “legally distinct” from embryos.

“Some will welcome this – but others won’t like it,” Professor Lovell-Badge says.

In fact, the closer these models come to an actual embryo, the more ethical questions they will raise.

They are not normal human embryos, they’re embryo models, but they’re very close.

“So should you regulate them in the same way as a normal human embryo or can you be a bit more relaxed about how they’re treated?”

The researchers stress it would be unethical, illegal, and actually impossible to achieve a pregnancy using these embryo models.

That’s what they used to say about abortion on demand.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.