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Posted by , on 24 May 2022

In the past week, #devbio twitter has been discussing an opinion article from Claudio Stern, published in Developmental Biology. In the article, Claudio discusses progress in developmental biology from a historical perspective before focussing on the present-day and future challenges for the field. In response the article, starting with a twitter thread from Alex Schier, many in the community disagreed with Claudio’s bleak outlook, some even going so far as to say that it is a golden age for developmental biology. We pick out a few of our favourite tweets (click on the link for the full thread). Let us know what you think about the current outlook for #devbio.

Just for fun

preLights in #devbio

All cells need to asymmetrically divide is a clustered Par complex

Hox has got the nerves. Hox genes maintain neurotransmitter identity from development to adulthood.

Playing tug-of-war with chromosomes to generate specific aneuploidies

Out with the old, in with the new: during fly metamorphosis, the adult fat body develops de novo with a hand from FGF signalling.

What does it take to study patterning in a tissue as it grows? “Live modeling” combines cell tracking, quantitative imaging and mathematical modeling to give insight into how cell movements tune morphogen exposure.

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