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Salamander Grow From a Single Cell in This Incredible Time-lapse

Witness the ‘making of’ a salamander from fertilization to hatching in this six minute time-lapse.

Filmmaker Jan van IJken’s Becoming reveals the fascinating genesis of animal life. A single cell is transformed into a complete, complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream. Observe the stages of development that occur within an Alpine newt embryo (Ichthyosaura alpestris) in this fascinating six minute time-lapse captured over a three week period.

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