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Preprints promote transparency and communication

Posted by on August 12th, 2018

Carmen Adriaens1, Gautam Dey2, Amanda Haage3, Wouter Masselink4 *, Sundar Ram Naganathan5, Lauren Neves6, Teresa Rayon7, Samantha Seah8, Srivats Venkataramanan9.   1. Center for Cancer Biology, VIB, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium & Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA 2. MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK 3. Department[…]

This month in preLights – July

Posted by on August 8th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly selection of developmental biology (and related) preLights     preLights, the preprint highlighting service supported by The Company of Biologists, has now reached over 150 posts since launching in late February. To further promote this platform, we are now featuring preLights content in three of The Company of Biologist’s journals –[…]

July in preprints

Posted by on August 2nd, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other related/just plain cool) preprints.    In one of the most contentious (at least on Twitter!) pieces of preprint news in July, Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager at the Science Media Center in London, voiced his concerns about the impact of preprints on public understanding of science[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 4th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other related) preprints! This month we found a tranche of preprints getting deep into the mechanics of fly development, a clutch on organoids (retinal, cerebral, cortical!), an investigation into the role of gender in scientific collaboration, and a veritable zoo in our evo-devo section – from[…]

Call for new preLighters

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than three months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields.     We are now ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers,[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for preprints in developmental biology (plus those hopefully relevant for developmental biologists). May featured the usual catch of fascinating and beautiful work across the spectrum in the field, from Hox in mice and beetles, doublesex in beetles and bees, and three spinal cord regeneration preprints (incuding one using lampreys!). Our[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018

Another bumper month for developmental biology and related preprints, this time featuring spiders, lampreys, amphiouxus and plenty of zebrafish, worm and fly research. Also a big month for fans of Sox genes, which turned up in the title of five preprints! My visual highlight is the preprint from David Parichy’s group on zebrafish scale development[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 4th, 2018

One of the most talked about preprints this month was a corrigendum to that Nature Methods paper reporting widespread off-target mutations following CRISPR-Cas9 editing in  mice. The paper was challenged quickly on bioRxiv, and four days after the corrigendum went up, it was retracted, as reported by Retraction Watch! Blink and you’ll miss it. Otherwise this month[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 1st, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   On February 20th, The Company of Biologists launched preLights, a community-led preprint highlighting service. A panel of early career researchers (the ‘preLighters’) select and comment on recent preprints that caught their eye, and encourage preprint authors[…]

preLights – Preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

preLights is a new preprint highlights service supported by The Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher which hosts the Node via one of its five journals, Development. The site is currently being built and will be launched soon, but before then you can keep up-to-date by signing up for news here:   You can also follow[…]