Human development is one of the most exciting topics to study not only as a medical student, but also for our fundamental understanding of the human body.
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Cell Structure (structure and function)
Cell Division (mitosis, meiosis, lifespan, cell death)
4 Basic Tissues (Epithelial, Connective, Muscular, Nervous)
Development Support Placenta
Molecular Biology of the Cell (4th ed.) Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walter, Peter New York and London: Garland Science; c2002 Fertilization | Human fertilization | Mammalian Development | The early stages of mouse development |
Developmental Biology (6th ed.) Gilbert, Scott F. Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, Inc.; c2000. Snapshot Summary: Fertilization | Nuclear events in the fertilization | Development of a human embryo from fertilization to implantation | Implantation of the mammalian blastocyst into the uterus | Some agents thought to cause disruptions in human fetal development |
Clinical Methods (3rd ed.) Walker, H.K.; Hall, W.D.; Hurst, J.W.; editors Stoneham (MA): Butterworth Publishers; c1990 A 28-day menstrual cycle | Birth Control | First-year Failure Rates of Birth Control Methods |
Eurekah Bioscience Collection Chapters taken from the Eurekah Bioscience database. Eurekah.com and Landes Bioscience; 2003. Preimplantation embryo development | Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Screening for Aneuploidy in Human Oocytes and Polar Bodies | Cytogenetics of Human Sperm |
Biochemistry Berg, Jeremy M.; Tymoczko, John L.; and Stryer, Lubert. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co.; 2002. Pathways for the Formation for Androgens and Estrogens |
Link to the Practical - Introduction to Embryology (Tue 21 Apr G2/G4 Wallace Wurth)
Use the alphabetical list below to find definitions of terms that are new to you.
Movie of Human Embryo Growth (this shows a human embryo growing, all images are to scale)
Movie of Mouse Embryo Growth (this shows a mouse embryo growing)