Human Genes Switched on in the Embryo From the Beginning
This article from Phys.Org highlights some remarkable discoveries just in time for Christmas, as well as the upcoming anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2022.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem on Christmas Day, and although we don’t know the exact date of his birth, his conception was a miracle. According to Scripture, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”. This prophecy of Scripture was certain, and it was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the name given to him before he was conceived.
To that point, the article highlights some discoveries about what happens in the embryo upon conception. It was once thought that genes don’t become active until there are four-to-eight cells, but new, more sensitive techniques have found that activity begins at the beginning, with just one cell.
These genes are activated and deactivated throughout the…
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