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3D Embryo Atlas Reveals Human Development in Unprecedented Detail

November 28, 2016

(The Guardian) – Published in the journal Science and available for all to view on a special website, the research involved the painstaking construction of 3D digital models of human embryos at various stages during the first two months of development. Around 75 trained students were involved in analysing digital photographs of approximately 15,000 stained sections of tissues from the US-based Carnegie Collection of embryos – an array dating from around 60 to more than 100 years ago, collected by doctors during procedures such as hysterectomies.

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