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Embryogenesis is the process by which the embryo is formed and develops, until it develops into a fetus. It starts with the fertilization of the ovum (or egg) by sperm. The fertilized ovum is referred to as a zygote. The zygote undergoes rapid mitotic divisions with no significant growth (a process known as cleavage) and cellular differentiation, leading to development of an embryo.
Brain shapes normal body patterning much earlier than previously thought

Brain shapes normal body patterning much earlier than previously thought

Researchers use gene therapy to restore hearing and balance in mouse model of Usher syndrome

Researchers use gene therapy to restore hearing and balance in mouse model of Usher syndrome

Epigenetic changes triggered by cigarette smoke may be earliest step in lung cancer development

Epigenetic changes triggered by cigarette smoke may be earliest step in lung cancer development

Scientists identify novel role for retrotransposons in shaping embryonic chromatin landscape

Scientists identify novel role for retrotransposons in shaping embryonic chromatin landscape

Study provides insights into intergenerational inheritance of epigenetic information

Study provides insights into intergenerational inheritance of epigenetic information

Scientists reveal role of cellular prion protein in development of NF2-related tumors

Scientists reveal role of cellular prion protein in development of NF2-related tumors

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

Androgens more important for ovarian development, study suggests

Androgens more important for ovarian development, study suggests

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

Prenatal infection-induced epigenetic modifications may alter brain development in offspring

Prenatal infection-induced epigenetic modifications may alter brain development in offspring

VIB scientists reveal how NLRP2 protein plays key role in early embryogenesis and fertility

VIB scientists reveal how NLRP2 protein plays key role in early embryogenesis and fertility

New study analyzes evolution of epigenetic mechanisms from bacteria to humans

New study analyzes evolution of epigenetic mechanisms from bacteria to humans

Scientists reveal how new adult-born neurons evolve in olfactory bulb of mice

Scientists reveal how new adult-born neurons evolve in olfactory bulb of mice

Defects in cerebrospinal fluid flow may contribute to scoliosis during adolescence

Defects in cerebrospinal fluid flow may contribute to scoliosis during adolescence

Pre-existing maternal diabetes still major risk factor for congenital heart defects

Pre-existing maternal diabetes still major risk factor for congenital heart defects

Better understanding of mechanisms linked to human heart valve disease

Better understanding of mechanisms linked to human heart valve disease

Cell biologists identify new way for curing cancer and vessel diseases

Cell biologists identify new way for curing cancer and vessel diseases

Prognostic test could help lower cancer recurrence for colorectal patients

Prognostic test could help lower cancer recurrence for colorectal patients

New classification of coronary congenital diseases helps surgeons identify secondary defects

New classification of coronary congenital diseases helps surgeons identify secondary defects