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Chromatin and epigenetics in development: a Special Issue

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

This editorial was recently published in Development and written by our editors Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome, Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla. Check out the Special Issue’s full table of contents here. The development of an organism is regulated by tightly coordinated changes in gene expression. From zygotic gene activation, through to lineage specification and organogenesis, and into[…]

Features & Reviews Editor – Journal of Cell Science

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

Journal of Cell Science, published by The Company of Biologists, is seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for the role of Features & Reviews Editor. Joining an experienced and successful team, including Editor-in-Chief Michael Way, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented scientific editor to make a significant contribution to an important journal in the[…]

Scientific Copy Editor at The Company of Biologists

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

The Company of Biologists is looking to recruit an experienced Scientific Copy Editor to work across our portfolio of five life-science journals. The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author corrections, overseeing the journal production process, and liaising with authors, academic editors, external production suppliers and in-house staff to ensure that articles[…]

The story behind the cover: Annabel Ebbing’s worm art

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

Development covers showcase the beauty of developmental biology. Embryos, tissues and cells are rendered in striking colour palettes and artistic arrangements. We mainly receive confocal image submissions but sometimes also EM and standard light microscopy. And sometimes, art – like our most recent cover, a schematic overview of C. elegans created by Annabel Ebbing, PhD student in Hendrik Korswagen’s lab at the[…]

Development Special Issue: The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019

Development invites you to submit your latest research for our upcoming special issue: The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders. This issue will be coordinated by two guest editors: Sally Dunwoodie and John Wallingford. Developmental disorders are among the most lethal diseases of childhood, and this recent decade has witnessed significant advances in our understanding of their genetic and environmental[…]

September in preprints

Posted by on October 2nd, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  In recent preprint news, CSHL, which runs bioRxiv, launched Transparent Review in Preprints (TRiP), a new project enabling journals and peer review services to post peer reviews of submitted manuscripts. In linked news EMBO Press and ASAPbio launched  Review Commons, a platform that peer-reviews research manuscripts in[…]

250-million-year-old evolutionary remnants seen in muscles of human embryos

Posted by on October 1st, 2019

Press release from Development. A team of evolutionary biologists, led by Dr. Rui Diogo at Howard University, USA, and writing in the journal Development, have demonstrated that numerous atavistic limb muscles – known to be present in many limbed animals but usually absent in adult humans – are actually formed during early human development and then[…]

Heinrich Reichert (1949-2019)

Posted by on September 10th, 2019

This obituary by Sonia Sen and K. VijayRaghavan was recently published in Development Heinrich Reichert, Professor Emeritus at the University of Basel, Switzerland, passed away on the 13th of June 2019 after a prolonged illness. Heinrich described himself as ‘a hedonist when it came to science’ because he said it gave him great pleasure. It was[…]

The birth of vision

Posted by on September 9th, 2019

By decoding the genetic mechanisms that control the neurons of the visual system, researchers at UNIGE are unveiling the first steps in the construction of vision, paving the way for regenerative eye medicine. A Press Release from the University of Geneva.   How is the retina formed? And how do neurons differentiate to become individual[…]

August in preprints

Posted by on September 2nd, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.    The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything, and use these links to get to the section you want:   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development[…]