Role and ethics of cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) blastoids in primate developmental biology research

J Med Primatol. 2024 Apr;53(2):e12693. doi: 10.1111/jmp.12693.


This review on cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) blastoids discusses a breakthrough in modeling early non-human primate embryogenesis, offering insights into embryonic development and implantation processes. It acknowledges ethical challenges and animal welfare considerations in developmental biology, suggests potential applications in human reproductive medicine, and highlights the need for ongoing ethical and technical refinement.

Keywords: blastoid; cynomolgus monkey; developmental biology; embryogenesis; ethical; non-human primate.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Developmental Biology*
  • Female
  • Macaca fascicularis
  • Pregnancy
  • Primates*