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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Why me? Searching for genetic susceptibility to chronic fatigue syndrome and pain

Posted by , on 17 June 2021

We discover how researchers are using genetics to understand more about what’s going on in long-term debilitating conditions including ME/CFS and chronic pain.
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So long, and thanks for all the fish (and flies, and frogs, and all the rest)

Posted by , on 17 June 2021

Today’s my last day working at the Node and Development. I started in June 2016, which really feels like a different world looking back now – at the first conference …

New PIs in a global pandemic: a view from Hong Kong

Posted by , on 16 June 2021

Developmental biology is a global science, but Europe and the USA get a lot of the airtime, and it can be hard for those outside these regions to get support …

Mysterious plant part reported

Posted by , on 15 June 2021

A Press Release from Development A previously unreported anatomical structure named the ‘cantil’ has been described in the popular plant model, Arabidopsis thaliana. Scientists from The Pennsylvania State University, USA, …

Development presents… June webinar videos

Posted by , on 10 June 2021

Jessica Zuin, Nicola Festuccia and Mayra Furlan-Magaril share their latest discoveries in chromatin and epigenetics.

Tensed beginnings: how membrane tension gates early differentiation

Posted by , on 9 June 2021

Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells (ES cells) have the capacity to generate any tissue in the organism; this remarkable ability is called naïve pluripotency. Intriguingly, when ES cells start to differentiate …

Rare metabolic disorder replicated in rice fish

Posted by , on 9 June 2021

A Press Release from Development A mutation from a human patient with a rare metabolic disorder has been replicated in the Japanese rice fish. Researchers from the Centre for Organismal …

Interdisciplinary approaches to dynamics in biology

Posted by , on 3 June 2021

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Interface Focus entitled Interdisciplinary approaches to dynamics in biology organized by Rubén Pérez-Carrasco and Berta Verd, and featuring lots of content relevant to …

Registration open EMBO Workshop “The Evolution of Animal Genomes” – 13-17 Sept 2021

Posted by , on 3 June 2021

We are happy to announce the upcoming EMBO workshop “The Evolution of Animal Genomes”. The event will take place virtually, from 13-17 September 2021 (Registration and abstract deadline: 12th July …

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes to drugs to bugs – How genetic engineering is used to make medicines

Posted by , on 3 June 2021

We discover how researchers have used genetic engineering to turn genes into lifesaving drugs such as insulin, and monoclonal antibodies for treating autoimmune conditions, cancer and infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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Development presents…

On Wednesday 12 May, Tian Tian discussed the developmental role of Pax6 in mouse prethalamic neurons.

Next Development presents… webinar

9 June 2021, 15:00 BST. Chaired by Maria Elena Torres-Padilla
With Jessica Zuin, Nicola Festuccia and Mayra Furlan-Magaril 

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Updated on 10 June 2021