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Embryology is the study of the development of an embryo. An embryo is defined as any organism in an early stage well before birth or hatching, or in plants, before germination occurs.
Eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy

Eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

32-year-old woman has given birth to a healthy baby 7 years after banking her ovarian tissue before starting chemotherapy

32-year-old woman has given birth to a healthy baby 7 years after banking her ovarian tissue before starting chemotherapy

Zebrafish atlas will help research community to model human disease

Zebrafish atlas will help research community to model human disease

Children with complications from acute sinusits may experience significant illness from their infection

Children with complications from acute sinusits may experience significant illness from their infection

Mighty mouse helps researchers tackle osteoporosis

Mighty mouse helps researchers tackle osteoporosis

Role of gene identified in development of tumours in children

Role of gene identified in development of tumours in children

Research crucial in determining what gene mutations might lead to congenital cardiovascular defects

Research crucial in determining what gene mutations might lead to congenital cardiovascular defects

New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism

New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism

Pioneering work with human embryonic stem cells could speed up development of new treatments for Parkinson’s and diabetes

Pioneering work with human embryonic stem cells could speed up development of new treatments for Parkinson’s and diabetes

Sonic Hedgehog, essential for normal limb development

Sonic Hedgehog, essential for normal limb development

Research sheds shed light on a common cause of miscarriage in humans

Research sheds shed light on a common cause of miscarriage in humans

First licence for therapeutic cloning

First licence for therapeutic cloning

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of mortality in children worldwide

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of mortality in children worldwide

Single embryo transfer (SET) can produce an acceptable pregnancy rate while lowering the incidence of multiple pregnancies

Single embryo transfer (SET) can produce an acceptable pregnancy rate while lowering the incidence of multiple pregnancies