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GFP, YFP and RFP = Christmas Themes!

Posted by , on 22 December 2010

The other beauty of Fluorescent Reporter Gene Systems is its unbearable likeness to holiday colours.

An interview with Ben Scheres

Posted by , on 22 December 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on December 21, 2010) Ben Scheres is an expert in plant development. He has been investigating development in Arabidopsis at Utrecht ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 2)

Posted by , on 21 December 2010

Boning up on stem cell Igf2-P2 function The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)/insulin signalling pathway regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, aging and life span. During embryonic development, transcription of the mouse and ...

Alternative Careers for Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 21 December 2010

Some of the most popular posts on the Node have been those about career prospects for young scientists. The category pages for job ads and career posts are among the ...

Feed me!

Posted by , on 16 December 2010

With people in many countries preparing to take a few days off at the end of this month, and other countries starting their summer break, I’m sure many of you ...

Nothing beats a movie for developmental biologists

Posted by , on 16 December 2010

Webcasting is a new art that is still being perfected, but which holds great promise for scientific collaboration at both small and large scales.

A Farewell to (frog) Arms (apologies to Hemingway)

Posted by , on 15 December 2010

  The backstory to our recent Developmental Biology paper “The secreted integrin ligand nephronectin is necessary for forelimb formation in Xenopus tropicalis”  includes scenes of several members of the Zimmerman ...

Career development at the ASCB

Posted by , on 14 December 2010

It’s been a busy time for me at ASCB, held this year in Philadelphia. As a long standing member of the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) committee, I have been ...

My Hox genes were messed up

Posted by , on 13 December 2010

In Spring 2010, the Biol 460 Developmental Biology class at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calfornia, made this video about Hox genes: Set to the tune of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”, but ...

Evolution of development and an uncommon model organism

Posted by , on 8 December 2010

We can all articulate the importance of using model organisms to understand biology, but many of us fall short in our understanding of some of the more uncommon model organisms.  ...

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