German scientists who “fathered” the Digital Embryo have now given it wings, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. They were able to capture fruit fly development on film, and were the first to clearly record how a zebrafish's eyes and midbrain are formed. The improved technique will also help to shed light on processes and organisms, which have so far been under-studied because they could not be followed under a microscope.
In this video, the fly digital embryo is seen from 2 different angles (left and centre), and rotating through all views (right).
Credit: Philipp Keller/European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
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