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Embryos Grown in Space

Mouse embryos living on the International Space Station have successfully reached early development stages, marking the first step in understanding how humans could potentially fare outside of Earth. The healthy embryos indicate that radiation and weightlessness may not be an obstacle to reproduction in space, as previously thought by scientists. The experiment was only designed to last a few days, and the results will serve as a launching point for further research. These are the first mammal embryos ever grown in space, and scientists are looking forward to expanding the study in the future. 

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