9 Months That Made You

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3 episodes in this series

Episode 1 The First 8 Weeks
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until…
Episode 2 One of a Kind
Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people--even "identical" twins--are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you're likely to be right-handed,…
Episode 3 The Final Countdown
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that…

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The First 8 Weeks
Episode 1 of 9 Months That Made You
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
One of a Kind
Episode 2 of 9 Months That Made You
Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people--even "identical" twins--are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you're likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed.
The Final Countdown
Episode 3 of 9 Months That Made You
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.
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