For Immediate Release

The Education Resource Fund (ERF) recently announced an extraordinary new series of pregnancy-related science documentaries which illustrate the biology of prenatal development using sophisticated medical imaging technologies and procedures which enable researchers to visualize embryos and fetuses, alive in the uterus, with never-before-seen clarity. ERF is a science foundation which produces films and other curricular materials that are now available in an app

The Intricately Interactive Choreography of Conception

1. Male initiated: Up to 600 million sperm are deposited in the birth canal, of which only 200 reach the fertilization site in the uterine tube.  The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 10th ed., K. Moore et al., Elsevier (2016), pp. 25-26. 2. Male initiated: An enzyme produced by the prostate helps liquify the semen to facilitate its flow into the female reproductive tract.  Moore,

Biologically Speaking

Biologically speaking, “human development begins at fertilization,” when a woman and a man each combine 23 of their own chromosomes through the union of their reproductive cells. The DNA in the 46 chromosomes of the resulting embryo (zygote stage), then only one cell in size, already contains some 3 billion base pairs of digital data, the genetic blueprint for the entire human body.

Viddy Award Graphic

An Education Resource Fund documentary titled The Science of Life Before Birth has been named a 2023 Viddy Gold film award winner. The Viddy Awards recognize “Outstanding achievement in video and digital skills.” The Viddy Awards competition is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) organization. This international group consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations,