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Breathtaking New Microscope Reveals Mouse Embryos Growing in Real Time, Cell by Cell

Written by David Nield

Photo credit: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Using a newly developed microscopic technique, scientists have been able to create a detailed, 4D image of early mouse embryo development, down to the single cells involved – a fascinating look into the very first stages of life for mammals.

The imaging process is technically known as adaptive light-sheet microscopy, and it pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in imaging. Read more.

Published October 13, 2018 by Science Alert


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