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Embryology today

Historically, embryology has progressed through a number of stages - descriptive, experimental, and now molecular and genetic approaches. Contemporary embryology is searching for genetic and epigenetic explanations of pattern formation, differentiation, and the emergence of complexity during development.

We shall be considering the following topics within contemporary embryology:

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pre-implantation development

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morphogenesis

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role of genetic information

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After this overview, we can take a closer look at the development of individual systems of the body - click here.

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