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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.

The Embryo App uses mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies to add interactive capabilities to the digital information, enhancing our understanding of embryo development. This App is part of the National Library of Medicine’s program to fulfill the NLM’s role as a provider of medical, science and health care information using mobile technologies. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of child Health & Human Development has provided support for two components of the imaging project. Scientists at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center has supported the 3D-reconstruction of the collection to add visual dynamics to the images.

Features at a glance:

• videos showing human fertilization

• photo micrographs of early stages of embryo development Stages (1 to 23)

• digital images of the early stages both in 2-D and 3-D using visual stack dissections

• pregnancy calculator

• related resources

This project is a collaboration between:

• National Library of Medicine
• Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
• Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
• National Museum of Health & Medicine, Human Developmental Anatomy Center

What's New

Version 2.0

1. Support Retina devices and iPhone 5
2. Compliant with the iOS6 update
3. Remove Sharing with Facebook feature

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Good pictures and descriptions.


The pictures are really nice and it gives you a description of what's happening at different days past ovulation. I would have given it 5 stars but there needs to be a bit more info. It would be good if they listed when the heart starts beating, not just when it starts to develop. Overall good app!

Nice info, horrible interface


The information the app provides is really nice. Wish it would show the embryo in later stages past 8 weeks.
The real problem with this app is the interface. Arrow list buttons don't do anything. After clicking on the information button, the done button doesn't work for a good 3 seconds. The interface needs a good overhaul.

Proof read!


I was looking for an app like this to follow the pregnancies of several friends, but the very first thing I noticed is a major grammar mistake in the description!
Your program has VIDEOS not video's.
Apostrophes show possession. What exactly are the videos here in ownership of?
You could say the video's graphics are excellent, that would be correct.
Or the videos here have excellent graphics.
Such an error from a major medical resource makes me doubt the accuracy of the information provided.


National Library of Medicine
30.6 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 National Library of Medicine


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