Dumitru, Ana Maria
1 Articles at Lifeissues.net

(2017) Ana Maria Dumitru is a fifth-year MD/PhD candidate at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.


Science, Embryonic Autonomy, and the Question of When Life Begins

The truth is that science already has answered this question, loud and clear. It's really pretty simple. You take an egg from a female and a sperm cell from a male. The sperm penetrates the egg. And now you have one cell with the complete amount of genetic material needed for everything a human could ever want to do. A new study demonstrates that human embryos autonomously direct their own development from the very earliest moments of life - even when they are not in their mothers' wombs.

Date posted: 2017-02-09