An experimental study in mice has found that the heart is formed in the fetus earlier than previously believed since it is thought that in humans, it begins to beat at 21 days of life. Now a team funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at the University of Oxford has found it is far earlier if we extrapolated the data obtained in mice, it was shown that it begins to beat at 16 days (see HERE).

A recent article int he English newspaper Daily Mail said: “In the study, published today in the scientific journal eLife, researchers of British Heart Foundation (BHF) at the University of Oxford have studied the developing mouse heart and found that the muscle started to contract as soon as it formed the cardiac crescent – an early stage in heart development.” It is an important line of research both to prevent heart disease and confirm the biological status of human embryo.

Read the “fetal heartbeat” bill, HERE