Peter Rugg-Gunn hails “Rosetta Stone for development” in national news

Peter Rugg-Gunn hails “Rosetta Stone for development” in national news

The Independent, the i and the Telegraph report on findings from the University of Oxford where a new study has provided insights into gastrulation, one of the early stages of embryo development.

Peter Rugg-Gunn, Group leader in the Epigenetics research programme, commented: “The new study provides a Rosetta Stone for developmental biologists. By analysing an exceptionally rare human embryo at a very early stage of development, the findings allow researchers to translate their results from other experimental systems into a common language. The new study is already yielding important new insights into how the early cell lineages are formed and positioned in the developing embryo.”

The Nature paper featured can be found here. The full articles are available to read online;

The Independent: ‘Landmark’ study sheds new light on vital stage of human embryo development
The i: Blood could be manufactured for transfusion within a decade after ‘Rosetta Stone’ moment for embryo scientists
The Telegraph: Scientists face ‘playing God’ dilemma after new embryo research discovery