Video of the First 24 Hours of an Embryo\’s Cells

Posted on October 12, 2008 

Video of the First 24 Hours of an Embryo\’s Cells

For the first time, it is possible to actually watch the initial 24 hours of the life of an embryo at the cellular level.

With a newly developed microscope that uses a sheet of light to scan a living organism from many different dimensions, scientists were able to track the complex cellular organization of a zebrafish embryo as it grows from a single cell to 20,000 cells.

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