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New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryos


August 8, 2017

University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilization in humans. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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