for first time scientists grow mouse embryos in space says new study
After reaching space, the embryos were normalized from frozen through a special instrument and then they were developed in the space station for 4 days.
According to the report of NDTV, the study related to this has been published in a journal named iScience. In this, researchers have said that gravity did not have any significant effect on the fetuses. When the blastocysts of the embryos were tested in the laboratory on Earth, it was found that there was no significant change in the DNA and gene status of the embryos.
Japan's Yamanashi University and National Research Institute said in a statement that this is the first study that shows that mammals may be able to thrive in space. This is the world's first study, in which mammalian embryos have been cultured in the ISS.
However, the study says that in future it has to be seen whether blastocysts cultured in microgravity will be able to give birth to rats when they are transplanted into rats. This study may be important for future space missions.