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In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 5)

Posted by , on 28 February 2017

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Adding a new layer of complexity to pre-eclampsia Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy complication associated with abnormal formation of ...

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals

Posted by , on 28 February 2017

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals Based in Cambridge, UK   Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor for The Company of Biologists’ journals: Development, Journal of ...

Matching neurons to limbs: an evolutionary perspective on motor system development

Posted by , on 24 February 2017

Comment on “Divergent Hox Coding and Evasion of Retinoid Signaling Specifies Motor Neurons Innervating Digit Muscles” Neuron 93, 1–14, February 22, 2017. Alana I. Mendelsohn, Departments of Neuroscience and Biochemistry ...

Postdoctoral researcher or experienced research technicians interested in spine and cartilage development and disease research

Posted by , on 22 February 2017

Positions are available in the Gray Laboratory within the Dell Pediatrics Research Institute at University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. The primary research focus of these positions will ...

Send your nominations for BSDB committee members by 7 March

Posted by , on 22 February 2017

The BSDB invites nominations for three new committee members, who will commence their 5 year term in October 2017 replacing three members who will retire this year. Committee members are ...

The people behind the papers: Matthias Tisler & Martin Blum

Posted by , on 21 February 2017

Conjoined twins have fascinated biologists for centuries. In twins joined at the thorax, left-right patterning is disrupted, but only in one half of the right hand twins. Today’s paper, from ...

Why are geneticists measuring the webbing between mouse embryo fingers?

Posted by , on 21 February 2017

A new paper published in Journal of Anatomy shows that measuring the amount of inter-digital webbing in mouse embryos between 14 and 15 days gestation is the best way to find ...

Seeing the world through fresh eyes

Posted by , on 20 February 2017

There are many different structures in our eyes that work in conjunction to allow us to see. These structures are strikingly similar between different species, from zebrafish to humans. The ...

ISSCR 2017 Award Winners Announced

Posted by , on 16 February 2017

Each year the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recognises the stem cell researchers driving the field forward in their annual awards. You can learn more about the awards here, ...

The people behind the papers: Rute Tomaz & Véronique Azuara

Posted by , on 15 February 2017

Embryonic stem cells express genes necessary for self-renewal, and also ‘prime’ lineage-specific genes which stay silent until differentiation; the molecular players and pathways that govern the timely gene expression are still being ...

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