The Virtual Human Embryo Project is now an app for the iPhone and iPad. Scientists and educators have used the Carnegie Embryo Collection, housed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, to define normal human embryo development for decades. A database, called the Virtual Human Embryo, has been created to provide digital serial sections of human embryos from the collection.
Like so much science, the images are awe-inspiring and a little creepy. Brace yourself when a munchkin voice pipes up from the back seat: “Hey, Mom, what’s with this new kid’s app?”