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Human embryology

Implantation barrier overcome

The early stages of human development are normally hidden within the womb, but improved techniques for culturing embryos from the blastocyst stage promise to make these steps easier to investigate. See Letter p.251

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Figure 1: Human embryo growth in vivo and in vitro.

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Rossant, J. Implantation barrier overcome. Nature 533, 182–183 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17894

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