Think of it as Google Earth for life itself. An entire zebrafish embryo has been mapped down to nanometre resolution, using a new processing technique which combines thousands of electron microscope slides to form a highly detailed image.

A team from Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands built the “virtual slide”, using automated image capture and stitching software to combine more than 26000 images into one cohesive picture.

Read more at New Scientist

Published On: August 7, 2012

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