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?

Wellcome Trust Conference on Mouse Molecular Genetics

Posted by on August 4th, 2011

For the past 24 years, the Mouse Molecular Genetics meeting has been a leading forum for researchers who apply the methods of genetics and genomics to fundamental problems in mammalian biology, including stem cell biology, early development, and models of human disease. In particular, the meeting showcases the latest technical developments in genetics and engineering […]
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Rock Stars of Science

Posted by on November 17th, 2010

Glamour, fame, red carpets, flashing lights. It’s not what you usually get as a top scientist, but why not? Why should overnight reality TV stars get more attention than people who spent years researching how the world works? This lack of attention to the important role of scientists was a driving force behind the second […]
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Who will regulate UK embryo research?

Posted by on October 1st, 2010

In an attempt to tighten the country’s budget, the UK government wants to cut a large number of arms-length non-governmental organisations. These “quangos” (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations) include regulatory bodies, advisory organs, and other committees. Until last week, there were only vague speculations as to which funds would be cut, but the news has become more […]
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The dish on career choices

Posted by on May 26th, 2010

When we did a survey among attendees of the British Society for Development Biology meeting in April, we asked what topics you would like to discuss on the Node. One of the top answers was careers, so we’ll be sure to include posts about opportunities in developmental biology, and we hope you’ll join us to […]
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