Image of the Day: See-Through Embryos

Scientists have created a high-resolution, 3-D atlas of human embryonic development during the first trimester of gestation.

The Scientist Staff
Mar 26, 2017

Left: surface shaded human embryo; right: Prph-labeled peripheral nervous system (green)INSTITUT LA VISION, INSERM, CNRS, UPMC, PARIS

(See M. Belle et al., “Tridimensional visualization and analysis of early human development,” Cell, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2017.03.008, 2017.)

Correction (March 27): The image caption has been updated from a previous version in which the descriptions of the right and left panels were misidentified. The Scientist regrets the error.