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30 years of Xist/XIST discovery

Posted by , on 24 November 2023

How was the most famous long noncoding RNA in mammals discovered? This was the subject of the round-table session “30 years of Xist/XIST discovery”, held during the 2023 X-inactivation conference …
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The Maw at Etna — featured image from the Node-BSDB virtual art exhibition

Posted by , on 23 November 2023

In the recent BSDB-the Node virtual art exhibition, Oliver Anderson’s ‘The Maw at Etna’ was selected as the Judges’ Choice in the ‘Scientific images’ category. We briefly caught up with …

Catch up on Development presents… November webinar on development and disease

Posted by , on 22 November 2023

Catch up on the talks on metabolism and development from Mauricio Rocha-Martins, Nicole Edwards and Cecilia Arriagada.

SciArt profile: Lauren Moon

Posted by , on 20 November 2023

Find out more about Lauren Moon, a PhD student in developmental biology who enjoys creating science-themed calligraphy and hand-painted ceramic plates.

Genetics Unzipped – Dumb luck: Amazing adaptations from happy little accidents

Posted by , on 16 November 2023

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, author and science journalist Rebecca Coffey chats with us about some amazing adaptations and Darwinian delights from her book, Beyond Primates. …

Development presents… December webinar on germ cell development

Posted by , on 14 November 2023

Our next Development presents… webinar is on the topic of germ cell development and will be chaired by Development Editor, Swathi Arur (MD Anderson Cancer Center). Tuesday 5 December 2023 …

A day in the life of two Sea Star labs

Posted by , on 13 November 2023

Margherita Perillo, Zak Swartz and Jamie MacKinnon from the MBL describe a day in the life of working with the sea star.

Conference Alert! The Neural Crest: From Patient to Model System and back again

Posted by , on 9 November 2023

Come join us next year in France to discuss all things Neural Crest: From patient to model system and back agan.This conference is organised by the Ph.D students of the …

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Updated on 31 October 2023