A luminescent portrait of cell movements in a developing embryo

Imagine if you could track the movement of every single cell in a developing embryo, discovering what each undifferentiated cell turned into. It could allow you to reverse-engineer the construction of an organism. University of Cambridge zoology researcher Matt Benton is tracking the movements in beetle embryos using… » 2/13/12 4:56pm 2/13/12 4:56pm

Watch a glowing mouse embryo grow from cell to creature in one minute

A mouse embryo grows to maturity in just three weeks, transforming from a microscopic blip to a tiny, wriggling rodent. University of Cambridge biologist Erica Watson studies this transformation because the developing mouse shares with humans many of the same genetic signals that cause this incredible transformation.… » 1/26/12 9:47am 1/26/12 9:47am