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Genetics Unzipped: Genes, brains and the mind: How much of your personality is encoded in your DNA?

Posted by , on 14 July 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re exploring genes, brains and the mind, as we ask how much of our personality is innate, and whether anything we ...

Research Highlight: Understanding the Key Role of a EMT Master Regulator, Twist1, during Mouse NCC Delamination and EMT.

Posted by , on 11 July 2022

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an essential process in multiple steps of embryogenic morphogenesis and various pathological conditions. As an example, EMT is involved in gastrulation and neural crest ...

Developmental Biology in the Ocean - a crash course in comparative invertebrate embryology

Posted by , on 8 July 2022

In June 2022, I had the pleasure of teaching a short course on comparative embryology with Chris Lowe and Laurent Formery at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. Our mission:  to ...

June in preprints

Posted by , on 8 July 2022

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints. The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv, arXiv and

Launch of Microscopya - an educational game from Beata Science Art

Posted by , on 8 July 2022

8 July 2022 sees the full launch of Microscopya, a computer game that takes its player inside the wonderfully complex world of the cell.

New joint funding call – collaboration between BBSRC and NC3Rs

Posted by , on 7 July 2022

A total of £4M is available through a new collaboration between the BBSRC and NC3Rs focused on supporting alternatives to in vivo models in bioscience research. The overall aim of ...

Forceful Impact : EMBO Symposium on Mechanobiology in development and disease

Posted by , on 5 July 2022

After attending several virtual conferences over the past two years, EMBO/EMBL symposium on Mechanobiology in development and disease, held at EMBL Heidelberg between the 15th to 18th of May 2022, ...

Workshop my creative science writing with a bunch of fellow scientists and/or writers? Talk about high risk-high reward!

Posted by , on 5 July 2022

Kristin Sherrard, Staff Scientist at the University of Chicago, shares her experiences of The Company of Biologists Workshop on 'Creative Science Writing'.

SciArt profile: Bob Goldstein

Posted by , on 5 July 2022

For this month’s SciArt profile, we caught up with Bob Goldstein, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, who uses various printmaking techniques to produce unique posters advertising scientists’ talks, as ...

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