Embryogenesis

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.
What is Embryogenesis?

Human embryogenesis is a complex process that occurs during the first eight weeks after fertilization. The stages of embryogenesis are described in more detail below.

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Researchers identify specific target sites for DNA methylases

Researchers identify specific target sites for DNA methylases

Exploring the molecular landscape of the aortic niche and beyond

Exploring the molecular landscape of the aortic niche and beyond

ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting to deliver comprehensive scientific education program

ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting to deliver comprehensive scientific education program

Research demonstrates control mechanism of force-induced cell-to-cell attachment

Research demonstrates control mechanism of force-induced cell-to-cell attachment

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

Novel technique helps trace individual chromosomes during embryonic development

Novel technique helps trace individual chromosomes during embryonic development

Penn researchers track defective sperm epigenome linked to male infertility

Penn researchers track defective sperm epigenome linked to male infertility

Important discovery about male infertility could lead to new treatments

Important discovery about male infertility could lead to new treatments

International project to preserve genetic resources of birds

International project to preserve genetic resources of birds

A large library of products derived from fungi could help find new drugs

A large library of products derived from fungi could help find new drugs

Study shows how cell competition corrects noisy morphogen gradients during embryogenesis

Study shows how cell competition corrects noisy morphogen gradients during embryogenesis

Findings shed light on molecular reasons for early miscarriage

Findings shed light on molecular reasons for early miscarriage

Researchers shed new light on how the brain constructs itself

Researchers shed new light on how the brain constructs itself

Biologists discover the intricacies of 'on/off switch' that creates cell differentiation

Biologists discover the intricacies of 'on/off switch' that creates cell differentiation

Novel agent shown to have dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer

Novel agent shown to have dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer

Spatial configuration of the genome is not inherited, but set up during embryogenesis

Spatial configuration of the genome is not inherited, but set up during embryogenesis

KZFPs play a key role in the regulation of human genome

KZFPs play a key role in the regulation of human genome

Single lineage of stem cells contributes to lifelong hippocampal neurogenesis in mice

Single lineage of stem cells contributes to lifelong hippocampal neurogenesis in mice

Researchers elucidate how embryonic cells and tissues respond to force

Researchers elucidate how embryonic cells and tissues respond to force

Salk team uses new model to study health effects of AMP-activated protein kinase

Salk team uses new model to study health effects of AMP-activated protein kinase