The Triumph of the Embryo (1992)

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    Non Fiction


Follows the development of a human egg cell from the moment it is fertilised to the time of birth and shows the choreography as the egg divides and multiples. The programme traces the chemical signals which manipulate and direct the growing mass of cells and watches as it folds and folds again to become something recognisable as human. Explores recent discoveries which may help to explain the process of growth and organisation.

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