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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 The paper was challenged quickly on bioRxiv, and four days after the corrigendum went up, it was retracted, as reported by Retraction Watch!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: https://prelights.biologists.com/   You can also follow[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 4th, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   In their end of year round up, Science magazine picked ‘Biology preprints take off’ as a runner up 2018 Breakthrough of the Year, and ran a quote from Ron Vale –   “It’s a major cultural[…]

November in preprints

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   This month in preprint news – here at The Company of Biologists, set just outside Cambridge in the UK, we’re hiring a new ‘Preprints Community Manager’. You can find out more here. It’s a great opportunity to get in[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   October was a monster month for preprinting (a burst of post-summer productivity?), notable for the number of preprints covering plant development, disease modelling, modelling modelling, neurodevelopment, and organisms ranging from polychaete worms to hemipterans, Arctic charr[…]

September in preprints

Posted by on October 3rd, 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 features butterfly eyespots, brain development in vivo and in silico, lots on cell commitment in embryos and dishes, a diverse selection of modelling preprints, and, right at the end in our ‘Why[…]