Israeli researchers say they have engineered model of ‘receptive’ human uterus

Tel Aviv University scientists hope embryos will implant and grow on their bioengineered uterine wall, say research sheds light on creation of early human life  A team of bioengineers and gynecologists at Tel Aviv University say that by bioengineering cells they have created a model of the human uterine wall where they hope embryos will be able to attach and grow. The discovery would be a step toward growing embryos in an artificially made biological womb model, the researchers said. “We were able to develop a tissue-engineered model of the human uterine wall,” said Prof. David Elad. “The next step is to study how the embryos can implant into this wall.”