FocalPlane is a new microscopy community site hosted by Journal of Cell Science (JCS), Development’s sister journal, and like the Node funded by our not-for-profit publisher, The Company of Biologists. Launched yesterday, it encompasses all fields in the biological sciences where they meet microscopy. Here the FocalPlane team introduce the site: From conversations the JCS[…]
We discover how researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene therapies designed to save sight.
This post highlights the approach and findings of a new research article available in preprint on BioRxiv. This feature was written by members of the Solana lab, authors of that paper. Single cell techniques are revolutionising biology, but at the moment they are largely limited to traditional model organisms and require access to specialised equipment[…]
How two women – a scientist fascinated by dancing mice and a seamstress with a deadly legacy – who made significant contributions to cancer research.
From chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos, we talk to the researchers studying genetics in action through fieldwork.
Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.
In pre-COVID19 times, back when conferences happened largely in person, early career researchers (ECRs) often asked me how they could get more direct invitations to be a reviewer. Peer review is a crucial part of the publishing ecosystem and therefore it’s not uncommon for group leaders to invite members of their lab to review articles[…]
I wrote to several colleagues in the process of highlighting (preLight here) a recent preprint on conference reform by Sarabipour et al., some involved in organising conferences, others invested in ECR career development, publishing, and publishing reform. Here are their comments (I will update this resource as I hear back from more people): Jessica[…]
Dear Developmental Biologists, We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Node for the chance to write a post about JoVE and how our resources can be beneficial for the research and teaching of developmental biology and multiple other disciplines. All researchers will be familiar with the challenges of replicating an experiment you’ve[…]
There’s more to the story of the double helix than Watson and Crick. We unwind history to uncover some of the less well-known figures behind the discovery of the structure and function of DNA.