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From local communication to global pattern recovery: spatio-temporal scales in segmentation clock and scientists

Posted by , on 30 June 2021

Koichiro Uriu, Bo-Kai Liao, Andrew Oates and Luis Morelli on the segmentation clock

The people behind the papers – Kenji Nagata and Mitsutomo Abe

Posted by , on 28 June 2021

This interview, the 93rd in our series, was published in Development earlier this year.  The plant epidermis is a single layer of cells that forms a crucial barrier to the outside world, ...

Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment

Posted by , on 24 June 2021

Development and Disease Models & Mechanisms welcome you to apply for our joint virtual meeting ‘Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment‘, which aims to bring together developmental biologists, human geneticists ...

An interview with Kristina Stapornwongkul, 2021 Beddington Medal Winner

Posted by , on 23 June 2021

We talk to Kristina Stapornwongkul, 2021 Beddington Medal Winner

New feature on preLights: using preLights as a teaching aid

Posted by , on 21 June 2021

Some readers of the Node might already be familiar with preLights, another community site run by The Company of Biologists which aims to highlight new preprints from across the biological ...

The people behind the papers – Qiongxuan Lu, Yuan Gao and Bo Dong

Posted by , on 21 June 2021

This interview, the 92nd in our series, was published in Development last year.  In many animal embryos, the tail bends ventrally as it grows, but the underlying mechanisms driving this multi-tissue deformation ...

Leaders in the making: Women PhD students in STEM take initiative to define their leadership

Posted by , on 18 June 2021

Written by Shuangshuang Du, Rebecca Starble, and Lauren Gonzalez from the Yale Genetics Department. We face a historical moment in which more and more women are pursuing scientific careers, but ...

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.

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 ...

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