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.
Hox genes: the key to decipher limb position – the story behind the paper
Posted by Chloe Moreau, on 6 February 2019In our recent paper published in Current Biology, we unravel the direct and early role for Hox genes in the regulation and natural variation of the forelimb position in birds. …
It’s the Father! Paternally expressed BABY BOOM1 initiates embryogenesis in rice
Posted by Imtiyaz Ahmad Khanday, on 29 January 2019The story behind our recent Nature paper ‘A male-expressed rice embryogenic trigger redirected for asexual propagation through seeds‘ For sexually reproducing organisms, the diploid life cycle starts with the fusion …
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