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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted by , on 14 March 2011

We were deeply shocked to hear about the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, and would like to express our sympathy with the people of Japan. ...

European Advocate General critical of stem cell patents

Posted by , on 11 March 2011

I expect many of you have already seen reports that the European Advocate General has taken a very restrictive view on patents for technologies that use human embyronic stem cells. ...

A walk in the park is a walk amongst development

Posted by , on 10 March 2011

[updated 25/3/2011] Video was temporarily removed from Vimeo. Will repost it when it’s back up.

The amazing neural crest

Posted by , on 9 March 2011

The power of stem cells lies in the ability to give rise to many different cell types.  The stem cells found in the neural crest are no exception, and a ...

Interview with Wellcome Image Award Winners

Posted by , on 9 March 2011

The 2011 Wellcome Image Awards were announced a few weeks ago, and developmental biology is well-represented in this year’s gallery, with images featuring cell division in plants, fish eye development, ...

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development

Posted by , on 8 March 2011

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development June 21, 2011, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA In the fields of tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and regenerative medicine, ...

First cover image winner: sea urchin

Posted by , on 8 March 2011

Congratulations to Sarah A. Elliott (University of Utah) and Nobuo Ueda (University of Queensland), whose image of a sea urchin eating seaweed will appear on a cover of Development later ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 7)

Posted by , on 8 March 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: A breath of fresh air: miRNAs regulate lung development Throughout development, a proper balance between the proliferation and differentiation ...

iPSC timeline

Posted by , on 3 March 2011

Update 23/09/19: Please note that the below piece links to Dipity, a now defunct website. Over at the Drop In Blog you can read the story of what happened to ...

iPS or transdifferentiation

Posted by , on 2 March 2011

The discovery of iPS made headlines the world over, and rightly so. But recently, transdifferentiation between somatic cell types has also been the focus of  considerable attention. A couple of ...

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