Shark embryo

A day in the life of a shark lab

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Full-term development of quail chick by ICSI

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Gone Fishing. Zebrafish Meeting 2014, Madison, WI.

PCR machine

What do you call your PCR machine?

The Future of Research Symposium:

The Funding of Research

Posted by on October 1st, 2014

This is the last of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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The Future of Research Symposium:

Metrics: The Folly of Hoping for X whilst Rewarding Y

Posted by on September 29th, 2014

This is the third of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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The Future of Research Symposium:

The Structure of the Workforce

Posted by on September 25th, 2014

This is the second of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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The Future of Research Symposium:

How Scientists are Trained

Posted by on September 23rd, 2014

This is the first of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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What is your favourite conference venue?

Posted by on September 10th, 2014

  Last month I was lucky enough to attend the Xenopus meeting, which took place at the Asilomar conference grounds, close to Monterey, California. This meeting was fantastic, combining great science with a great venue. As there is already someone lined up to write about the scientific aspects of the meeting, I thought I would focus here instead on the […]
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Ethical development

Posted by on September 2nd, 2014

This editorial was first published in Development. We encourage feedback from the community on our policies – please leave any comments below.   A central premise of scientific publishing – that publication in a peer-reviewed journal means that the reader can be confident that an article is solid – has been challenged on a number of fronts in recent times. […]
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Advocating FOR grads and postdocs: the Future of Research symposium

Posted by on August 27th, 2014

You may have noticed a recent trend in the perception of the graduate and postdoctoral experience, be it in the state of our mental health; or perceived career goal of “academia-or-bust”; or maybe you’re just keeping your pulse on leading US academics warning of the imminent dangers of a flawed biomedical research system or the […]
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An inspiration

Posted by on August 11th, 2014

I write this article in the beautiful city of Vienna at the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology meeting 2014. This is a meeting that happens every two years and I have been to every single one since the inaugural meeting in 2006 in Prague. As a card-carrying evolutionary developmental biologist, I began my career […]
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Out with the old, in with the new: reassessing morpholino knockdowns in light of genome editing technology

Posted by on August 6th, 2014

This Spotlight article was written by Stefan Schulte-Merker and Didier Y. R. Stainier, and was first published in Development.   Morpholino oligomers have been used widely and for many years in the zebrafish community to transiently knock down the function of target genes. It has often been difficult, however, to reliably discriminate between specific and non-specific effects, and thus generally accepted guidelines […]
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A consideration of mammalian dermal evolution.

Posted by on August 2nd, 2014

  Hello everyone. My background is in systems engineering, and i have over forty years experience of building and trouble shooting mechanical/hydraulic systems. I have an interest in the evolution and function of biological systems, hence my involvement in this. I have no issues with the genetic basis of biology, but i am pretty sure […]
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