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Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, October 16-18, 2014

Posted by , on 29 December 2014

I am a little late getting this post pulled together, but I am going to consider it a developmental delay, hopefully one that still results in a reasonably wild-type embryo, ...

From naïve pluripotency to chimeras: a new ethical challenge?

Posted by , on 18 December 2014

This article by Insoo Hyun was first published in  Development. Also read the companion ethics article here.   In recent years, there has been much interest in the prospect of generating and using human stem cells ...

Ethical considerations in chimera research

Posted by , on 18 December 2014

This article by Göran Hermerén was first published in  Development. Also read the companion ethics article  here.   The development of human pluripotent stem cells has opened up the possibility to analyse the ...

Of mice and men: exploring Mouse ENCODE

Posted by , on 17 December 2014

The Mouse ENCODE Project released a slew of papers late last month reporting findings from a three-year effort to comprehensively map functional elements in the mouse genome. Their major findings ...

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- December 2014

Posted by , on 17 December 2014

Here is December’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!   News & Research: – Masayo Takahashi was the winner of the 2014 Stem Cell Person ...

Looking inwards: opening a window onto human development

Posted by , on 16 December 2014

This editorial was first published in Development. It was written by Olivier Pourquié, Benoit Bruneau, Gordon Keller and Austin Smith.   The past 30 years or so have witnessed tremendous advances in ...

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 1)

Posted by , on 16 December 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Planar cell polarity squeezes in on the action The planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway regulates the polarization of epithelial ...

Why Not Publish Your Antibody Validation Data

Posted by , on 15 December 2014

Antibodies are frequently used in developmental biology labs, but their validation is crucial to provide the information needed in order to reliably interpret the results of experiments. Antibody validation is ...

PhD position in developmental neurobiology- 2

Posted by , on 12 December 2014

How do carbohydrates instruct brain development? APPLICATION DEADLINE 16th January 2015 Project Code: 2015-EastBio-001 The emergence of a brain at the front-end of a growing embryo requires very precise orchestration ...

PhD position in developmental neurobiology- 1

Posted by , on 12 December 2014

Functional importance of HS carbohydrates in brain development. APPLICATION DEADLINE 5th January 2015 Project Code: 2015-CIP-012 Understanding the developmental mechanisms which create the CNS of healthy individuals is important for understanding neurological ...

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