EmbryoScope Timelapse Captures How an Embryo Grows Up from a Single Cell

A few days ago, we told you about a time-lapse embryo imaging technology called EmbryoScope. And today, we get to show you what a time-lapse captured in this manner actually looks like.

Time-lapse embryo imaging technology isn’t anything new, but as more research is conducted using this method, more critical information is being gathered. This info is then put into practice to improve the technique and dramatically impacted the success of IVF.


In fact, just this week the US Food and Drug Administration approved another “Early Embryo Viability Assessment.” Developed by Auxogyn, Eeva [insert Wall-e joke here] alone has been shown in clinical trials to at least double the likelihood of an embryo reaching one of the most critical stages in development.


As technology improves, more research is done and trials take place, this wonderful intersection of science and photography will only improve. But even if you don’t care about the science, it’s a very interesting piece of time-lapse photography.

So check out the video at the top to see how an embryo grows up when you press the fast forward button, and then drop some comments down below and let us know what you think.

(via Photoxels)

  • Chang He

    Cue left leaning logical pretzel about how embryos aren’t life.

  • ninpou_kobanashi

    Actually, since they are tossing the less likely to be viable ones, are they committing mass murder?

    How would we know though, since they are “less viable” whether they killed anything or not?

    Since it’s being done under a microscope slide, does it count?

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