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Postdoc in the Milinkovitch Lab (LANE), researching skin appendage evolution & development in avian & reptilian models.

Posts by rorylcooper

Behind the paper: how to turn scales into feathers 

Posted by , on 16 June 2023

Read the story behind the paper about an experimental method for transforming chicken scales into true feathers.

Alan Turing’s patterning system can explain the arrangement of shark scales

Posted by , on 7 November 2018

Understanding how complex biological patterns arise is a long standing and fascinating area of scientific research. The patterning, or spatial arrangement, of vertebrate skin appendages (such as feathers, hair and ...