Embryonic stem cells are primordial cells with the ability to morph into any type of cell in the body.
Or rather, they allow all of these to flourish, instead of forcing us back into the last-ditch defence of tightly defined, monolithic, primordial allegiances.
When you toy with the sanctity of that institution - as ancient, as primordial , as it is - you are shaking the core of a community.
Dr Takeuchi and his colleagues took primordial germ cells from an embryonic North American rainbow trout and transplanted them into the embryos of the masu salmon, which is only found in east Asia.
Life seems to have originated in the primordial oceans that covered the Earth four billion years ago.
Sometimes it has seemed difficult to separate the primordial pagan origins of holy well veneration in specific localities from the orthodox church-approved beliefs and devotional practices.
RNA-based life was presumably not just loose genetic goop, but organized into primordial cells.
Jurisdiction and natural justice invoke the primordial instinct of courts to second guess other tribunals and thus defeat the greatest benefit of arbitration, its finality.
Three pillars of the model - the expansion of the universe, the cosmic microwave background, and primordial nucleosynthesis - make it hard to imagine any credible alternative.
To which, Levitt would say: ‘Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less.’