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Posted by on September 1st, 2020

Postdoc Position: Visible Ape & Dissemination & Research Hiring Institution: Howard Univ.; Posted: 09-1-2020; Duration PostDoc: Sept2020-Aug2022 A postdoctoral researcher is sought to join the Rui Diogo lab (, at the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Washington DC).   Within the field, this is one of the labs with a higher impact, number of[…]

Cells in Evolutionary Biology

Posted by on September 2nd, 2018

Cells in Evolutionary Biology: Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes – Past, Present, Future 1st Edition Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody   This book is the first in a projected series on Evolutionary Cell Biology.—Past/Hall-Moody/p/book/9781498787864 The intent of this book is to demonstrate the essential role of cellular mechanisms in transforming the genotype into the phenotype[…]

Embryogenesis Explained

Posted by on November 8th, 2016

Gordon, N.K. & R. Gordon (2016). Embryogenesis Explained. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Company. xxiii+759pp., 431 illustrations. Here’s the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: How Embryogenesis Began in Evolution Chapter 2: Developmental Anatomy of the Axolotl Chapter 3: Developmental Genetics: A Flying Tour Chapter 4: Epigenetics: Higher Order Gene Control Chapter 5: The Cytoskeleton[…]

Raw Data: a cautionary tale

Posted by on March 4th, 2016

I’ve just finished reading ‘Raw Data’ by Pernille Rørth. As a disclaimer, Pernille ran the lab next door to me when I was a postdoc, and as Editor in Chief at The EMBO Journal helped train me up as an editor – I’ve got a huge amount of respect and liking for her as a scientist[…]

Exciting and Frightening – Book review of GMO Sapiens by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by on February 23rd, 2016

ISBN 9789814678537 – 28USD/18GBP The idea of human germline genetic modification is too close for comfort right now. However, society in general does not seem to realise the proximity of this threat or the technical basis of this threat, making the publishing of Paul’s book ‘GMO Sapiens – The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies’ timely.[…]

“Decoding the Language of Genetics”, a review

Posted by on February 7th, 2016

Modern biology is impossible to understand without genetics. Students today would struggle to understand Mendelian inheritance without the idea of the gene, and labs worldwide use molecular biology and genetic techniques to study different organisms and processes. Genetics has revolutionised the study of biology in the past century, and the study of genetic material keeps[…]

Growing older gracefully – a review of the 10th edition of Developmental Biology

Posted by on March 9th, 2014

This article was first published in Development, and was written by Timothy T. Weil, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.   In the age of Google and Wikipedia, what is the role of the textbook? When revising lecture notes, what motivates a student to pull a clunky book off the shelf, rather than hitting the[…]

Royal Society Publishing – Molecular and functional evolution of transcriptional enhancers in animals – TB 1632

Posted by on November 29th, 2013

Posted by Felicity Davie, Royal Society Publishing: Molecular and functional evolution of transcriptional enhancers in animals – TB 1632 – Dec 13 Royal Society Publishing has just published Molecular and functional evolution of transcriptional enhancers in animals, compiled and edited by Marcello Rubinstein. This content can be accessed at A print version is also available at the[…]

Blue Skies and Bench Space: Adventures in Cancer Research

Posted by on November 28th, 2013

If you’re interested in how science is done, what it takes to make major discoveries, and how we got to where we are today, you may be interested in a book that’s just been published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The book’s called Blue Skies and Bench Space: Adventures in Cancer Research, and its[…]

Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide – the new book by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by on September 30th, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Associate Professor and dedicated stem cell blogger Dr. Paul Knoepfler about his upcoming book “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”. The book covers everything from defining stem cells and their clinical applications to stem cell regulation and even some stem cell urban legends. Here, Paul chats about his book,[…]