Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Don't miss

Don't miss this post from Gerard Nadal's blog, in which he posts a commenter's helpful quotations from medical textbooks about the human embryo.

My favorite is this one:

“Fertilization is an important landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed… Fertilization is the procession of events that begins when a spermatozoon makes contact with a secondary oocyte or its investments… The zygote … is a unicellular embryo…”
Human Embryology & Teratology 1996 pg. 5-55.

And, of course, I love the picture at the top of the post; click here to see it.

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