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Computer generated image reconstructed from Micro-MRI, actual size of embryo = 13.0 mm - This left-sided image shows an embryo in the seventh week of embryonic development. Age is calculated from the day of fertilization. The skin has been transformed to have a translucent appearance, thus permitting for the observation of internal organs and structures. The general form of the body is lightly outlined in white, but the principal focus lies in the complex formations of organs within the body. The nervous system has grown greatly, with further development in the region of the brain and spinal cord. The circulatory system, namely the heart, has grown a great deal as well. Image from the book From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds.
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