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Michael Mosley traces our development from birth to adulthood.

Inside the Human Body • 4 episodes •

Creation

Michael Mosley shows the sequence of biological events that lead to human birth.

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First to Last

Michael Mosley shows how the body performs countless small miracles to stay alive.

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Building Your Brain

Michael Mosley traces our development from birth to adulthood.

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Hostile World

Michael Mosley reveals the ingenious ways the body defends itself against a hostile world.

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