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em·bry·on·ic

(em'brē-on'ik),
Of, pertaining to, or in the condition of an embryo.

embryonic

(ĕm′brē-ŏn′ĭk) also

embryonal

(ĕm′brē-ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being an embryo.
2. also embryotic (-ŏt′ĭk) Rudimentary; incipient: an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing.

em′bry·on′ic·al·ly adv.

embryonic

See embryo.

embryonic

adjective
(1) Unborn, in utero.
(2) Undeveloped, developing, unformed, fledgling.

embryonic

adjective Undeveloped, related to an embryo

embryonic

Pertaining to, or to the state of being, an EMBRYO.

Embryonic

In the life cycle of the round worm, a very early life stage occurring within the uterus of the female round worm.

embryonic

emanating from or pertaining to embryo. See also embryo.

embryonic death
see early embryonic mortality (below).
embryonic disk
larger cells of the mammalian blastocyst which develop into the embryo.
early embryonic mortality
death of the embryo, i.e. before it becomes a fetus; a principal cause of temporary infertility in farm livestock. Amongst causes are errors in timing of insemination, chromosomal defects, asynchronous development of the endometrium.
embryonic period
see embryo.
embryonic regulation
ability of embryonic tissues to recognize changes in their size and location and to make the necessary adjustments to form the disk-shaped assembly of appropriate structures.
embryonic stem cell
stem cell of fetal origin.
embryonic vesicle
see chorionic vesicle.
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Embryonic stem (ES) cells, harvested from three-and-a-half-day-old mouse embryos or five-and-a-half-day-old human embryos, are referred to as pluripotent because they can become any of the thousands of cell types in the body.
However it has been indicated that egg weight did not influence embryonic mortality (Proudfoot and Hulan 1981; Ulmer-Franco et al.
Bush administration, he noted, had ruled out federal funding for embryonic stem cell research except on a few lines of cells that were already in use.
Until now, the only way to get embryonic stem cells was from leftover embryos made through in vitro fertilization.
Bureaucratic challenges may be inevitable in this ethically contentious and politically sensitive field, but policymakers should attempt to mitigate these issues by doing things like encouraging institutions to accept third-party ownership verification and providing clearer guidance on human embryonic stem cell research not eligible for federal funding," said Levine.
For FY 2011, NIH has estimated that $358 million of its budget would go to human nonembryonic stem cell research and $126 million to human embryonic stem cell research.
Why are embryonic stem cells necessary when it has been proven that the use of non-embryonic stem cells is not only safe but is effective in treating and even curing many diseases?
It took the existing research on embryonic stem cells - much of which was conducted in spite of the federal funding ban - to discover how to reprogram skin cells to act like embryos.
3 (described as "a bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem-cell research") has already been passed in the House on January 11.
Specifically, the partners have succeeded in inducing most of neural cell species including neurons and glia cells from mouse embryonic stem cells.
He states that the argument that adult stem cells hold more promise than embryonic stem cells is specious at best.
Given that embryonic stem cell research has hurt some but benefited no one--not even a mouse--despite many years of trying, with many millions of dollars spent in many locations the world over, the question arises: Why does Ms.