Every one of us has an incredible story to tell, and it has nothing to do with the milk you snorted out of your nose in grade school– it’s much more meaningful. It’s the story of our birth, from how we transformed from microscopic cells on standby in our father’s pants, to the complex people we are today.
It’s pretty incredible. In the nine months that we all spent in our mother’s womb our developing nervous system works synergistically with our mother’s to manufacture a multibillion celled walking, talking, breathing, and sentient human being. What’s equally amazing is the fact that what starts with just two sets of twenty-three chromosomes, continually multiplies so precisely that it rarely goes wrong– just one chromosomal defect can cause deadly disease or prime the infant for a debilitating disorder.
Take a peek behind the curtain that modern science has lifted to learn what happens from conception to birth, even at an intracellular level.