Damn, science. Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have created a see through eggshell to keep track of how an embryo grows over time. The material is made from a soft, silicon-based organic polymer that maintains the shape of a real eggshell but is completely transparent.
What you’re looking at is what is happening inside an egg. It looks pretty gross and it’s sort of playing God but boy is it revealing. Science Alert writes:
t might seem a little ‘icky’ to create an artificial embryo home, but scientists rely on these studies to better understand fundamental biological processes, such as the development of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This way, at least they don’t have to poke a giant hole in the side of the eggshell to see what’s going on inside.
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