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The reported birth of CRISPR-edited humans: reactions from the field

Posted by , on 29 November 2018

One scientific story has dominated the news this week: the first report of CRISPR-edited human babies being born. In an associated Node post, we’ve collected the most useful links we ...

The reported birth of CRISPR-edited humans: useful links

Posted by , on 29 November 2018

One scientific story has dominated the news this week: the first report of CRISPR-edited human babies being born. The story’s scientific and ethical aspects stirred up heated debate, as did ...

Immature Cells Zap Around Before Settling Down

Posted by , on 28 November 2018

The story is based on the paper Mechanosignalling via integrins directs fate decisions of pancreatic progenitors, published in Nature, 28 November 2018 Stem cells are already being used in combating previously untreatable ...

A scientific face for the fifty

Posted by , on 28 November 2018

Here at The Company of Biologists we’ve been debating the Bank of England’s decision to put a scientist on their new £50 note (the highest denomination note in England). The scientist ...

Opening the doors of scientific conferences to local citizens

Posted by , on 28 November 2018

Regular meetings of scientists such as annual society conferences can create opportunities for scientists to engage the public without extensive effort, making connections between scientists and public audiences. Under the ...

MSc/PhD and postdoc positions available in the Zaidel-Bar lab, Tel-Aviv University

Posted by , on 27 November 2018

MSc/PhD and postdoc positions available in the Zaidel-Bar Cellular and Tissue Morphogenesis Lab. We study the regulation of the cytoskeleton from single proteins to the entire organism and system levels, ...

The people behind the papers evolves into print

Posted by , on 22 November 2018

For the last two years, our interview series ‘The people behind the papers‘ has showcased the faces of developmental biology, and we’re excited to announce that the series will now ...

Travelling Fellowships from The Company of Biologists: Deadline approaching!

Posted by , on 20 November 2018

The Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms – offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to ...

PhD and Postdoctoral positions in Developmental Neurobiology, ULB Neuroscience Institute and UMons, Belgium

Posted by , on 20 November 2018

We are seeking highly motivated candidates to join us on a project beginning in 2019 on the molecular mechanisms of sensory neurogenesis. We study in particular the nociceptors, the specialized ...

Of Arms and Legs: Shedding light onto developmental gene regulation

Posted by , on 19 November 2018

Written and illustrated by: Bjørt K. Kragesteen, Malte Spielmann, and Guillaume Andrey.   In early development, the forelimb and hindlimb buds of tetrapods are morphologically uniform. However, as limb development ...

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