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A primer or two in collegiality and mutual benefit

Posted by , on 2 November 2010

Who wants to reinvent the wheel? Resources for finding or judging the worth of PCR primers, particularly for quantitation or amplification of cDNA.

An interview with Shinichi Aizawa: President of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 29 October 2010

(This interview previously appeared in Development) This August, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, jointly with the Japanese Society of Developmental ...

WormBase: It's not just for C. elegans anymore

Posted by , on 29 October 2010

WormBase — wormbase.org — is the central data repository for Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes. C. elegans is a well-known system for studying problems in developmental biology, the benefits of ...

Making life out of noise: “Stochasticity in cell and developmental processes”. Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 17-20 October, 2010. Organized by The Company of Biologists.

Posted by , on 28 October 2010

I always travel with my suitcase packed with genes. Airports, planes and trains offer me the only instances where I find two hours solid of work, and they (genes) are ...

Grant writing in Africa

Posted by , on 27 October 2010

Today I gave a grant writing seminar for about 25 participants and went through the general structure and preparation as well as the expectations of reviewers and granting agencies.  The ...

Postdoc positions in developmental neurobiology

Posted by , on 27 October 2010

POSTDOC POSITIONS IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY The MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology in London (UK) is opening two 3-5 years post-doctoral fellowships to work in Prof. Corinne Houart’s team, investigating the ...

PhD studentship available: Chemical systems biology in zebrafish

Posted by , on 27 October 2010

We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates, with a physical sciences background, and an interest in biology, to carry out a PhD to establish zebrafish as a model organism ...

ReplicationDomain

Posted by , on 26 October 2010

ReplicationDomain is an online database resource for storing, sharing and visualizing DNA replication timing and transcription data, as well as other numerical epigenetic data types. Data is typically obtained from ...

In Development this week (Vol. 137, Issue 22)

Posted by , on 26 October 2010

Research highlights from the current issue of Development: Novel Hh targets fly in Hedgehog (Hh), a secreted morphogen, acts in a paracrine fashion to regulate tissue patterning during embryogenesis. Its ...

Hello from Nairobi

Posted by , on 24 October 2010

My apologies for the lag in updates from field collections in China.  I got a little distracted with submitting a paper and writing a K99/R00 that seem to have consumed ...

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