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Human beings: we are approximately 100 trillion cells, and yet so much more. In his talk “Conception to birth — visualized,” Alexander Tsiaras shows the incredible journey we all take from a single cell to a crying baby born into the world. In a video that makes use of micromagnetic resonance imaging, Tsiaras shows the stunning pace of development leading up to the moment of birth. As Tsiaras says, it’s the “unbelievable machinery that will become the magic of you.”

[ted_talkteaser id=1270]This week’s TED Weekends on the Huffington Post expands on Tsiaras’ talk, getting other perspectives upon seeing the miracle of life at work. Here, three of the great essays that are available now for your reading pleasure. 

Alexander Tsiaras: The beautiful and efficient anatomy of pregnancy

I have spent most of the last decade focusing on the marvels of developmental biology — “the study of how…

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