Just because something is scientifically possible doesn't mean it's ethically or legally sound. While still in its early stages, this research potentially paves the way to synthetic wombs, which are problematic: Mothers and fathers are supposed to create babies together, and mothers carry them in their wombs — just as every other animal does — because it builds an unmatched connection between parent and child.
While concerns regarding this research are legitimate, we need to be cautious not to cross into the realm of unhelpful hyperbole and misleading generalizations. Ultimately, these model embryos are just that: models. They aren't equivalent to real human embryos and bring a host of benefits: from assisting in infertility research and potentially saving premature babies to paving the way to growing transplant organs, this research deserves serious consideration.
While this discovery is promising, it raises a plethora of questions that touch on the broader issue of the indisputable fact that science has surpassed our ability to govern ethical limits. This particular research blurs the line between what does and doesn't qualify as a human being, and until a clear ethical and legal framework is established, a pause should be considered.