The ‘Understanding Development’ temporary tattoo was designed for the Human Developmental Biology Initiative to represent their research as part of the Tattoo my Science project.
The Human Developmental Biology Initiative (HDBI) is a group of researchers who are all trying to better understand how humans develop before birth.
From one cell (a fertilised egg) to the trillions of cells that make up a human being – there’s a lot that we still don’t know about how this process works.
A better understanding of early human development may one day lead to better treatments for many conditions, such as infertility, childhood cancers, spina bifida and heart defects.
Design by M. Aushev, N. Clements-Brod, C. Houart & P. Vazquez Arango for HDBI
The Human Developmental Biology Initiative
The Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative (HDBI) is a 5-year, £10 million research project involving 25 groups from across the UK and Europe.
We want to better understand how humans develop before birth – from one cell to the trillions of cells that make up a human being.
There’s a lot that scientists don’t understand about how a single fertilised egg can give rise to over 200 different types of cells that form the organs and tissues in our bodies.
Made the Same Way Podcast
Made the Same Way is a brand new experimental podcast that explores the work of HDBI researchers by bringing together emerging artists and researchers to discuss science, life, and music.
Each episode challenges a new pair to collaborate on an original creative piece inspired by their conversation. You eavesdrop into the process and hear the final result. A collaborative project between Manchester production company Reform Radio and the Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative.
Click the link below to listen, or search ‘Made the Same Way’ wherever you get podcasts.
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