• Question: How has developmental biology affected us in the past?

    Asked by ct6742 to Alberto on 24 Jun 2013.
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      Alberto Lapedriza answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      Developmental biology is the science that studies how embryos develop into adult organisms. The process of development happens in most of the multicellular organisms: flies, worms, mice and humans. So, we have always developed from a embryo formed by the fertilisation of the egg cell by the sperm, but we have been trying to understand this process in the last 80 or 100 years.