Early embryos kept in check

Early embryos kept in check

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07436-w

Authors: Julien G. Dumortier & Jean-Léon Maître

As pluripotent stem cells become primed to give rise to all bodily cell types, they begin to form the amniotic cavity in which the mammalian fetus will grow. A checkpoint that gates this transition has now been identified.

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