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June in preprints

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything We started this feature a year ago, and each month it’s taken a little longer to curate as more labs decide to deposit preprints alongside conventional channels of publication, and as this[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything This month featured a host of preprints on plants, stem cells, connectomics and modelling. Plus the first preprint from Nobel laureate and recent Development interviewee Eric Wieschaus, an introduction to the concept[…]

Biotagging: Behind the scenes (and beyond)

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

“It finally got accepted!”, fol­­lowed by “It’s finally out!” about a month later. I am certain this ‘finally’ feeling about their paper is very familiar to those well-acquainted with the peer review process, and it was no different for our recently published Resource article. The ‘biotagging paper’, as we call it within the Sauka-Spengler lab,[…]

The people behind the papers: Jun-Ho Ha, Hyo-Jun Lee and Chung-Mo Park

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

Our 20th instalment of this series comes from South Korea and features an investigation into the molecular basis of how temperature influences developmental transitions in Arabidopsis seedlings, recently published in Developmental Cell. We caught up with joint first authors Jun-Ho Ha and Hyo-Jun Lee, and their supervisor Chung-Mo Park, Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (SNU), to hear[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 9th, 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   At the end of April, life science preprinting received a boost with the news that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will provide funding for the main preprint server, bioRxiv, which had the week[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 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 March was (yet) another bumper month for life sciences preprints. A glance at some of the names of last authors – Daniel St. Johnston, Denise Montell, Dennis Duboule, Roberto Mayor, Fiona Watt[…]

Biologists find ‘skin-and-bones’ mechanism underlying zebrafish fin regeneration

Posted by on March 28th, 2017

This Press Release from the University of Oregon was originally posted on Eurekalert.   EUGENE, Ore. March 28, 2017 University of Oregon biologists have figured out how zebrafish perfectly regenerate amputated fins with a precisely organized skeleton. Adult zebrafish fins, including their complex skeleton, regenerate exactly to their original form within two weeks after an[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 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   Another month, another bumper crop of preprints covering everything from calcium waves in the fly to the first mutant ant line, plant superhero genes to rat embryonic stem cells. Plus,[…]

Seeing the world through fresh eyes

Posted by on February 20th, 2017

There are many different structures in our eyes that work in conjunction to allow us to see. These structures are strikingly similar between different species, from zebrafish to humans. The growth of ocular tissues must be tightly controlled in order to maintain the correct eye size and shape that allow us to see. This tight[…]

Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Posted by on February 14th, 2017

This report written by Justine Alford and highlighting a recent Development paper originally appeared on the CRUK Science Blog.      Over the past 12 months, the acronym CRISPR has been popping up in science news left, right and centre. And for good reason. Hailed as a revolution in genetic engineering, this molecular toolbox lets[…]