If you ever wondered how you got here, the photo at the left will give you an idea. You started out as a single cell which quickly divided into 2, 4 and then 8 cells. You didn’t stop there, and the following time lapse videos reveal the stages you went through to arrive where you are now. This is no doubt entertaining to watch. It is also mind boggling and awe inspiring. Enjoy it.
Development of a human embryo seen with Embryoscope. Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012
Images of the development of a human embryo obtained with Embryoscope, a new incubator with an incorporated video camera offered to improve the success rates of our fertility treatments.
Human Embryo Growing from Fertilization to Day 6 Blastocyst. Texas Fertility Center. Published on Jul 20, 2012
The latest advance in the IVF lab employs time lapse photography so embryonic development can be observed continuously, rather than just once each day. In addition, as the new scope is actually mounted inside the incubator, embryos do not have to taken out of their ideal environment to be analyzed.
3D fetal ultrasound – amazing things fetuses do in the womb – Dr. I. Shapiro
Reversed first animation reveals how a face forms in the womb
Development of face – 8 second animation.
Cell Division Animation
cell division on contrast microscope
Real Microscopic Mitosis ( MRC )
Microscope Images of Cell Division (Meiosis): Courtesy of Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Header image 8 day embryo courtesy of wikimedia commons.
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