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 mbrenthawkins, on 20 April 2021Brent Hawkins recalls how mapping the zebrafish rephraim mutation brought insights into the fin-to-limb transition
MCC loss during mucociliary epithelium remodeling: new insight into a debated topic and a decade mystery.
Posted by Alexia Tasca, on 29 March 2021Introduction In mucociliary epithelia, such as the mammalian airway epithelium or the embryonic epidermis of Xenopus tadpoles, the correct balance between multiciliated cells (MCCs) and secretory cells provides the functional …
Posted by Carla Lloret-Fernandez, on 25 March 2021Rachel Bonnington, Carla Lloret Fernández and Laura Molina García tell a tale of transdifferentiation
Posted by Marcos Simoes-Costa, on 15 March 2021Jacqueline Copeland and Marcos Simoes-Costa Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA The neural crest has long been referred to as “the fourth germ layer” for …
Posted by Edgar Herrera Delgado, on 1 March 2021Developmental patterning is an essential process for multicellular development, as it drives the cell-fate decisions that determine an organism’s body plan. One of the aspects that has fascinated me is …
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