Under the Microscope: The Development of a Mouse Embryo

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Erica Watson, a research fellow at Cambridge University, shares amazing images of the three-week gestation of a mouse fetus. "The smallest fetus in the video is the thickness of a penny and the largest one is the size of a blueberry," she explains on the YouTube page of the university's Under the Microscope series. 

The ongoing series makes microscopic photos and videos from the university's labs, like this footage of a T-cell destroying a cancer cell, available to the public. 

For more videos from Cambridge University, visit the YouTube channel

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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