Four lab animals — a fly, a plant, a planarian and a zebra fish — wear hardhats and look at blueprints.

Daniel Gray-Barnett/Whitehead Institute

Multimedia Series: Building a Body

Multicellular organisms evolved over millennia into a dazzling array of differently adapted creatures. With each generation, tiny worms, lavishly plumed birds, and even humans must create themselves anew from a single cell. To do so, they require a plan. This multimedia story collection explores the myriad of ways in which an organism's development is orchestrated. Visit this page to see all the stories in the Building a Body collection.


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