embryology
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Actin rings seal off the ball of cells, aiding in implantation in the uterus. But faults in the process could explain why some pregnancies fail.
Infographic: Embryonic Zippering
Infographic: Embryonic Zippering
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
How actin seals embryos early in development
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.
Passing the Torch
Passing the Torch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2017
Looking back, looking forward
Image of the Day: Brand New Pyjamas
Image of the Day: Brand New Pyjamas
The Scientist Staff | Aug 23, 2017
As it matures, this chromatophore-clad pyjama squid (Sepioloidea lineolata) hatchling will learn to use the color-changing cells that adorn its body to alter its appearance.
Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples
Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples
The Scientist Staff | Jul 26, 2017
This fluttering clump of colorful cells is a zebrafish embryo, visualized by many stacked images.
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Study: IVF Media Affects Treatment Outcomes
Study: IVF Media Affects Treatment Outcomes
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 24, 2016
Differences between cultures used for in vitro fertilization techniques can impact fertility and offspring health, researchers report.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more