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Art of Science 08

Mouse Embryo

Zeiss LSM 880 Microscope with Airyscan

Rachel Braz Arcanjo

Romana Nowak Laboratory

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and Science Without Borders
This amorphous clump of cells is actually a mouse embryo in one of the earliest stages of development. The rainbow of colors mark different cell components and types within the embryo; by visually identifying them, scientists can track the effects of exposure to MEHP, a chemical used in plastics manufacture that can interfere with hormonal signaling and might impact healthy development in utero.