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Commonly used when discussing stages of early human development especially in medical or biological contexts. SlideResearchers study the embryo to understand developmental diseases.
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It may evoke emotional responses in discussions about reproduction rights or when discussing pregnancy. SlideLaws regarding embryo research are a topic of ethical debate.
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Specific to the first 8 weeks after conception; after this period, the term 'fetus' is more appropriate. SlideThe heart starts beating in the fifth week of the embryo's development.