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Chris Wylie and Janet Heasman

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

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A TALE OF LIMBS AND GENITALS

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Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9

Of mice and men: exploring Mouse ENCODE

Posted by on December 17th, 2014

The Mouse ENCODE Project released a slew of papers late last month reporting findings from a three-year effort to comprehensively map functional elements in the mouse genome. Their major findings are summarized in an integrative paper in Nature (Yue, F. et. al., 2014). Similar to the goals of the human ENCODE project (The ENCODE Project Consortium, […]
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In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 1)

Posted by on December 16th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Planar cell polarity squeezes in on the action The planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway regulates the polarization of epithelial tissues in various contexts, but recent studies suggest that the PCP pathway also influences other aspects of morphogenesis. Here, Sergei Sokol and colleagues uncover a […]
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Why Not Publish Your Antibody Validation Data

Posted by on December 15th, 2014

Antibodies are frequently used in developmental biology labs, but their validation is crucial to provide the information needed in order to reliably interpret the results of experiments. Antibody validation is also important to help scientists chose antibodies that will be suitable for their experiments, yet the results of these validations rarely get published. To try […]
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Seeing cells from a different angle

Posted by on December 7th, 2014

Thanks to microscopy, scientists can compete with the most talented photographers and take the most astonishing pictures! Although I have been focusing on microscopy pictures in this blog, microscopy is not the only way to make pretty pictures of cells. In recent years, the rapid progress in sequencing technology has propelled this technique to the […]
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EuroStemCell November 2014 Newsletter: World Diabetes Day

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

Hello! We’d like to start by offering our congratulations to Dr Masayo Takahashi who won 2014 Stem Cell Person of year!  A fitting acknowledgement of her and her team’s, hard work. Also this month we marked World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November with a Twitter campaign and two pieces from the EC-funded HumEn research […]
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Nominations for the 2015 Beddington medal

Posted by on December 1st, 2014

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Beddington Medal for the best graduating PhD student in the field of Developmental Biology. The eligibility period covers PhD dissertations submitted anytime during 2014. The closing date for nominations this year is Wednesday 14th January, 2015. Before submitting any nomination, please read further details here.
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (1)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 23)

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Akt acts to reprogram germ cells Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are unipotent – they go on to form germline stem cells and gametes. However, they are believed to possess latent pluripotency, allowing them to produce the next generation during the normal life-cycle, and to […]
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Applications of homologous recombination-mediated genome engineering

Posted by on November 17th, 2014

We recently demonstrated an improved method for homologous recombination (HR)-mediated genome editing using TALEN (Transcription activator-like effector nuclease) in zebrafish (Shin et al., 2014). In the study, we identified that a total of 3kb of homology in the targeting construct, 1kb of one arm and 2kb of the other arm, is sufficient to induce HR-mediated knock-in. […]
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