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Genetics Unzipped: Would you Adam and Eve it? In search of our earliest genetic ancestors

Posted by , on 26 January 2023

We’re going back to the very genesis of our species in search of the genetic Adam and Eve. Who were they? When and where did they live? Were there really …
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COVID has increased trust in genetics – a press release from the Genetics Society

Posted by , on 25 January 2023

A survey of over 2000 British adults, commissioned by the Genetics Society through Kantar Public, finds that trust in genetics is high, and went up significantly during the pandemic. It …

Collating advice for job applications

Posted by , on 24 January 2023

The application process for Principal Investigator positions can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect and don’t have the necessary support. For this reason, Development has created …

December in preprints

Posted by , on 19 January 2023

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.

Developing news

Posted by , on 18 January 2023

After a short break, our first ‘Developing news’ post of 2023 focusses on disruption in science. How good is ChatGPT? One of the main talking point on Twitter in December …

An interview with Victoria Deneke

Posted by , on 17 January 2023

We chat with Victoria Deneke, winner of the 2022 SDB Trainee Science Communication Award, about her outreach and communication work and her research career.

To conference or to unconference… a little report of the Institut Pasteur/Qbio symposium MeMoDEvo (Mechanics Morphogenesis Development and Evolution) and its experimental format

Posted by , on 16 January 2023

The diversity and complexity of shape in uni- and multicellular organisms has long been a source of fascination and interrogation. Since the seminal work of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the study …

Development presents… a webinar on theoretical and computational modelling of developmental biology

Posted by , on 16 January 2023

Our next Development presents… webinar will be chaired by Associate Editor Paul François

Gordon Research Conference: Development Biology 2023

Posted by , on 13 January 2023

June 25 – 30 Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA It’s back! After 4 years and a global pandemic, the Developmental Biology GRC is on. This is the premier, international scientific …

Genetics Unzipped: Baby brain, baby body: The genetics (and epigenetics) of reproduction

Posted by , on 12 January 2023

We’re going back to the womb to explore the genetics of how to make babies – from finding out how birthweight is linked to the risk of diabetes to investigating …

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Updated on 10 January 2023