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Embryos growing in space a 'giant leap'

By Cheng Yingqi | China Daily | Updated: 2016-04-18 07:49

Chinese mission shows cells can multiply, but colonization of the cosmos has a 'long way to go'

The latest results from experiments aboard China's SJ-10 recoverable satellite prove for the first time that early-stage mammal embryos can develop in space.

China launched the country's first microgravity satellite, SJ-10, on April 6. The return capsule will stay in orbit for several more days before heading back to Earth. An orbital module has been used to carry out experiments.

Embryos growing in space a 'giant leap'

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