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January in preprints

Posted by on February 3rd, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   2017 started where 2016 had left off, with an number of preprints covering most corners of developmental biology, plus more relevant work from related fields. Looking at the list below,[…]

Forgotten classics: Cut and paste embryology

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017

Hörstadius, S. 1939. The mechanics of sea urchin development, studied by operative methods. Biological Reviews 14(2):132-179. Recommended by Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Sven Hörstadius stands alongside the likes of Boveri, Spemann, Mangold and Driesch as a giant of experimental embryology in the first half of the twentieth century. While[…]

Reviews Editor, Development – maternity cover

Posted by on February 1st, 2017

Reviews Editor, Development – maternity cover Based in Cambridge, UK   We are currently seeking applications for the role of Reviews Editor at Development. This is a temporary position (maternity cover) anticipated to last up to 12 months, starting June 2017.   Joining an experienced and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make[…]

Honouring developmental biology

Posted by on January 12th, 2017

The New Year’s honours list recognises citizens who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. This year three prominent developmental and stem cell biologists were honoured, putting our field in the national news. The Development team were especially happy that two of the newly honoured researchers have connections to the[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development: video and gallery

Posted by on January 11th, 2017

In September 2016, Development held its second meeting dedicated to human development. You can read about the meeting in a review by April Craft and Matthew Johnson in this week’s issue, and a less formal mini-report on the Node in October.   The Development team also did some filming, asking participants about their views on what made the[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 6th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   2016 saw preprints in the life sciences really taking off…   bioRxiv ends the year on a high pic.twitter.com/D8nm136oYF — Richard Sever (@cshperspectives) January 3, 2017   …and, perhaps in light[…]

The times they are a-changin’

Posted by on January 3rd, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 1 Olivier Pourquie   The past 15 years have witnessed major evolutions in the field of developmental biology – in imaging technology, genome editing, development of new ‘model’ systems and many other areas. Much of the action in our domain is now taking place in the stem[…]

the Node in 2016

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

2016 will live in infamy for many reasons, but perhaps we can seek a little catharsis in science, and in some of the wonderful developmental biology that the Node has  promoted this year.     This end of year roundup comes in two sections – the top 20 most read posts, and then some of[…]

The 12 GIFs of Christmas

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

To celebrate the Yuletide, we put together the 12 Development GIFs of Christmas on Twitter, a celebration of the beauty and breadth of developmental biology in endless hypnotic loops that you could watch for ages.   Happy GIFmas!   🎄1/12 @Dev_Journal GIFs of Christmas🎄SPIM #zebrafish, from Bassi, et al. https://t.co/36Kl6A72Ow pic.twitter.com/8NIO1M9t3j — the Node (@the_Node)[…]

Vote for your favourite Development cover, 2016

Posted by on December 19th, 2016

*Winner announced!* With over 200 votes counted, the cover of Development’s Special Issue on Plant Development has won the voter’s favourite cover for 2016! The fruit bat came second, and in joint third the fly nervous system and the fly legs. A fitting variety of model organisms for a great year in developmental biology!    […]