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. It is surrounded by its sac of amniotic fluid. The nanorobots here are identical units. They could be sampling the fluid to test for defects, or they could be monitoring the development of the embryo.
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