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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Study shows spatial organization in tumor cells

Study shows spatial organization in tumor cells

Immotile cilia sense the direction of extracellular fluid during development to break left-right symmetry

Immotile cilia sense the direction of extracellular fluid during development to break left-right symmetry

Researchers unravel how embryonic cells sense their mechanical environment

Researchers unravel how embryonic cells sense their mechanical environment

Cilia act as sensors to establish body left-right asymmetry during embryogenesis

Cilia act as sensors to establish body left-right asymmetry during embryogenesis

'Epigenetic fingerprints' of prenatal alcohol exposure could be biomarkers to detect developmental disorders

'Epigenetic fingerprints' of prenatal alcohol exposure could be biomarkers to detect developmental disorders

Researchers unravel how cells use their sense of touch to make decisions during embryogenesis

Researchers unravel how cells use their sense of touch to make decisions during embryogenesis

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Scientists explore ex utero generation of post-gastrulation synthetic embryos

Scientists explore ex utero generation of post-gastrulation synthetic embryos

ST6Gal-I–mediated sialylation of the EGFR modulates cell mechanics and enhances cancer invasion

ST6Gal-I–mediated sialylation of the EGFR modulates cell mechanics and enhances cancer invasion

Furin inhibitors as potential therapies to combat SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases

Furin inhibitors as potential therapies to combat SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases

Scientists map key molecular changes during mouse embryogenesis

Scientists map key molecular changes during mouse embryogenesis

Research offers a phylogenetic and ontogenetic overview of the primitive streak

Research offers a phylogenetic and ontogenetic overview of the primitive streak

Researchers shed light on an important stage of early human embryogenesis for the first time

Researchers shed light on an important stage of early human embryogenesis for the first time

Role of SARS-CoV-2 infection biomarkers in HIV replication

Role of SARS-CoV-2 infection biomarkers in HIV replication

Mothers pass on the legacy of stress exposure to future generations

Mothers pass on the legacy of stress exposure to future generations

NIH awards more than $8 million to support seven high-risk, high-reward projects at Penn Medicine

NIH awards more than $8 million to support seven high-risk, high-reward projects at Penn Medicine

Scientists create a novel cell model for understanding human development

Scientists create a novel cell model for understanding human development

HMGA1 plays role in gastric cancer cell proliferation and metastasis

HMGA1 plays role in gastric cancer cell proliferation and metastasis

Hedgehog-signaling inhibitor may shift tumor-associated macrophages back to cancer fighters

Hedgehog-signaling inhibitor may shift tumor-associated macrophages back to cancer fighters

Eggs and embryos go through a more dynamic and complex journey than previously thought

Eggs and embryos go through a more dynamic and complex journey than previously thought