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We don't seem to have a thread that covers amazing achievements in science and technology, so here goes.
 

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This first one may well be the most amazing science discovery so far this century. I wanted to create a link to coverage by this specific journalist because he seemed to grasp the significance right away: https://www.smh.com.au/national/scientists-create-model-embryos-in-lab-raising-major-ethical-questions-20210317-p57bkc.html

TLDNR: Researchers created synthetic embryos without either eggs or sperm. Like many great discoveries, it was partly by accident. They were trying to create stem cells from human skin. They are insisting that the results are just models rather than real embryos, and that they have not actually created life. But it's clear that this approach could be developed much further - ethics aside, of course.
 
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