Summary:Traces the development of a human egg cell from the moment of fertilization through its division and multiplication to the moment of birth.
Description:Every human being on earth started as a single fertilised egg cell. Over nine months the egg grows and develops into myraid complicated structures of the body. The greatest problem facing biologists is to explain this process of growth and organisation. How can a single cell give rise to a brain,and a leg and a liver,and an eye,and every other part of the body? Equinox follows the development of the egg from the moment it is fertilised to the time of birth and explores recent discoveries which are starting to give us answers.