He confesses that it is not his way of working, but the commotion caused by the publicity of the synthetic human embryo models from the ‘competing’ laboratory, forces him to contextualize this progress. Jacob Hanna develops his work at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot (Israel) and the team he leads is the protagonist of one of the latest milestones in science: synthetic human embryos created from stem cells.
Until now his work had not managed to capture so many spotlights, he explained to EL MUNDO in a video call, “because first we had to publish the results in a scientific journal“. But, he takes responsibility for his discoveries and sees the need to clarify the intentions of his investigations.
Given the controversy unleashed by the advances of Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz in The Guardianthe Palestinian scientist stresses that “To talk to the media you always have to have data and complete studies so that journalists can seek valuations. We are dealing with a very sensitive issue.”