Behind the paper stories
Every paper has a story behind it, and we regularly commission scientists to tell theirs. In this collection you’ll discover the highs and the lows, the chance encounters and life changing discoveries from the breadth of developmental biology and stem cell research.
Posted by Tirtha Das Banerjee, on 31 August 2023Read the story behind the paper from Tirtha Das Banerjee and Antόnia Monteiro about Wnt signaling in setting up butterfly wing patterns.
Posted by rorylcooper, on 16 June 2023Read the story behind the paper about an experimental method for transforming chicken scales into true feathers.
Posted by Tadashi Uemura, on 24 May 2023Read the story behind the work by Taiichi Tsuyama, Tadashi Uemura and colleagues, uncovering the precursor cells that give rise to the adult fat body in Drosophila.
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