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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 ...

Vascular control of heart development and regeneration: PhD and Postdoc positions available

Posted by , on 7 June 2021

The Marín-Juez laboratory, at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, is recruiting a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow (4-year fully funded positions). Our laboratory is interested in the cellular and ...

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.

preLights interview with Christian Mosimann

Posted by , on 2 June 2021

preLights, our sister community site here at The Company of Biologists, just published an interview with developmental biologist and zebrafish aficionado Christian Mosimann. It covers his research history, career trajectory, ...

May in preprints

Posted by , on 1 June 2021

Our latest trawl of the preprint servers for everything #devbio

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