Debate on the status of the field of developmental biology continue to rumble on, including an open letter to Claudio Stern from Peter Lawrence published on the Node. You can read the letter here, as well as a reply from Alfonso Martinez Arias. Remember, the Node is your site and if you would like to share your hope and fears for the future of developmental biology all you need to do is register and then you are free to post. Please get it contact if you need any support doing this, or if you would like to collaborate with others on a post.
preLights in #devbio
Wonder how rigidity sensing contributes to mechanical failure in epithelial tissues? Go check this preprint.
Plakoglobin to the rescue: how the vertebrate homologue of β-catenin senses mechanics during early embryogenesis to maintain naïve pluripotency.
Hox has got the nerves. Hox genes maintain neurotransmitter identity from development to adulthood.
Playing tug-of-war with chromosomes to generate specific aneuploidies
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