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A breakthrough to rescue the Northern White Rhino: First ever hybrid embryo produced outside the womb

A breakthrough to rescue the Northern White Rhino: First ever hybrid embryo produced outside the womb

Northern White Rhinos (NWR) are functionally extinct, as only two females of this species are left on the planet. An international team of scientists has now successfully created hybrid embryos from Southern White Rhino (SWR) eggs and NWR sperm using assisted reproduction techniques (ART). This is the first, ever reported, generation of blastocysts (a pre-implantation embryos) of rhinos in a test tube.

A breakthrough to rescue the Northern White Rhino: First ever hybrid embryo produced outside the womb

A breakthrough to rescue the Northern White Rhino: First ever hybrid embryo produced outside the wombwww.sciencedaily.com

Northern White Rhinos (NWR) are functionally extinct, as only two females of this species are left on the planet. An international team of scientists has now successfully created hybrid embryos from Southern White Rhino (SWR) eggs and NWR sperm using assisted reproduction techniques (ART). This is the first, ever reported, generation of blastocysts (a pre-implantation embryos) of rhinos in a test tube.

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