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The Highly Complex Brain


8 weeks

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Script: At 8 weeks the brain is highly complex and constitutes almost half of the embryo's total body weight.

Growth continues at an extraordinary rate.

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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