• Anne McLaren
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)


The use of human embryos for research raises both ethical and practical problems. Fortunately, the available evidence suggests that all mammals share a basic developmental pattern and that in studying the causal factors which operate in early embryogenesis use of animal models may provide information relevant to the human situation. The present discussion is confined to this early period of development, up to the formation of the primitive streak and the appearance of mesoderm.


Mouse Embryo Trophoblast Cell Primitive Streak Uterine Epithelium Kidney Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne McLaren
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Animal GeneticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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