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Paul Tesar

Med’s Paul Tesar discusses new embryo research

Breakthroughs of the year
The AtlanticPaul Tesar, the Dr. Donald and Ruth Weber Goodman Professor of Innovative Therapeutics at the School of Medicine, discussed the breakthrough that allows scientists to grow an embryo in a lab without the use of sperm or eggs—or a womb. “As soon as the science starts to move into a place where it’s feasible to go from a stem cell population in a petri dish all the way through to organ development, it’s a pretty wild and remarkable time,” he said.