cellular biology

Scientists Create Fully Functional Eggs From Skin Cells

Scientists Create Fully Functional Eggs From Skin Cells

Using skin cells extracted from mice, researchers in Japan have produced fully functional egg cells that were used to produce healthy mouse pups. Should the method work in humans, it could introduce powerful new ways of treating infertility — and even allow same-sex couples to produce biological offspring.

How A Flu Virus Invades A Cell

How A Flu Virus Invades A Cell

Researchers from the University of Washington are the first to visualise the insidious way that the flu virus latches onto a cell and plows its way inside, causing an infection.