Life: Why is Gastrulation So Important?

I left this a little bit unanswered in the last post.

I explained how pregnancy is so long in humans mainly due to our brains. By that logic a lot of people might assume neurulation is the most important.

I also mentioned that one of the biggest problems with premature births is poor lung development. So that might suggest that organogenesis might be the most important.

But no (more…)

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Life: In The Making… Embryology

This is a video of zebrafish going through the most important portion of development, gastrulation, and then seemingly having a massive fit (they are probably just starting to move about, the films sped up a lot so it looks a bit odd). It’s a little bit crazy that  (more…)