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June in preprints

Posted by , on 10 July 2024

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental and stem cell biology (and related) preprints. The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv – use these links below to …
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Improving laboratory animal genetic reporting

Posted by , on 9 July 2024

The LAG-R framework (Laboratory Animal Genetic Reporting) has just been published in Nature Communications with Lydia Teboul, head of our Molecular Cell Biology team at the Mary Lyon Centre at …

Ready, steady, cooooooonga~

Posted by , on 8 July 2024

What is this? The video depicts the formation of the so-called lateral line in a transgenic zebrafish that I took when I was a student in Tatjana Piotrowski’s lab at …

Behind the paper story: From a tiny primordium to a fully developed gynoecium

Posted by , on 5 July 2024

In this post, I invite you to join me on the journey through our recent article titled “Two Orthogonal Differentiation Gradients Locally Coordinate Fruit Morphogenesis.” This story started when I …

AdamTS matrix metalloproteases mediate basement membrane heterogeneity required for organ elongation

Posted by , on 4 July 2024

Basement membranes (BMs) are thin, specialized extracellular matrices that surround most tissues and organs (Jayadev and Sherwood, 2017). These meshworks serve as scaffolds for cell adhesion, influencing cell signaling, cell …

A Transgenic Optical Tool Planning Resource

Posted by , on 3 July 2024

Since the sequencing of GFP in the 1990’s, interrogation of biological questions using transgenic model organisms expressing genetically engineered fluorescent molecules has exploded across many biological fields.  Living organisms are …

An interview with Indulekha M S, Community Manager of the Indian Society of Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 3 July 2024

In this interview, we caught up with Indulekha M S, who joined the Indian Society of Developmental Biologists (InSDB) as their Community Manager at the end of 2023.

How we found a switch from genitalia to limbs

Posted by , on 28 June 2024

While the vertebrate body consists of diverse structures formed during embryogenesis, there is a limited number of genetic regulatory modules that are repurposed in different developmental contexts. For example, the …

Catch up on Development presents… June webinar on mechanics and morphogenesis

Posted by , on 26 June 2024

Catch up on the Development presents… webinar on 19 June, featuring talks from Clémentine Villeneuve, Louis Prahl and Kyojiro Ikeda.

Microscopy Training Needs Survey

Posted by , on 20 June 2024

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) are currently running a Training Needs Survey, which will be live until 30th July, 2024. Fill in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/66TLZQW In a recent review …

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