CHRISTIAN DARKIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CHRISTIAN DARKIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nanorobots with human embryo, computer artwork. Nanorobots is a term used to describe future microscopic robots that could have a wide range of uses. The medical uses could include surgery or gene therapy on an embryo. An embryo is the term used for a developing human up to eight weeks of gestation. This embryo has been developing for about 7 weeks, and has rudimentary limbs and a clearly human shape. At this stage, it will be less than 10 centimetres long. The nanorobots here are made up from interchangeable parts. One group has formed a long, centipede-like chain. Another group has formed a cube shape.
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