Tracking Early Embryo Development
Editor's Pics May 27, 2020
Credit: Professor Tony Perry
At this point in development, the embryo chromosomes (which appear red in the center) are preparing to separate during the first cell division. Researchers introduced nanodevices capable of measuring the “pushing and pulling” forces exerted within the cell. The device prongs can be seen fluorescing green, with green-fluorescing actin around the periphery.
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