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A facial birth defect is caused by perturbation of extreme long-range enhancers

Posted by , on 25 January 2021

Hannah Long tells the story of how she uncovered the genetic basis of a developmental disorder

Engineering morphogenesis using self-organized embodiment

Posted by , on 20 January 2021

During their journey from zygote to adult, embryos experience several symmetry breaking processes. Structures which are not isotropic (equal in all directions) are formed, creating the inside-out axis, forward-backwards axis, ...

Establishing connections

Posted by , on 16 December 2020

Jos Wendrich, Yvan Saeys and Bert De Rybel take us on a single cell journey through the Arabidopsis root

Actin and microtubules link to form a tube within a single cell

Posted by , on 14 December 2020

In the Genetics of Cell Behaviour in Development laboratory, at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics at the University of Barcelona, we work with the terminal cells (TCs) of ...

Looking to crustaceans to understand insect wing evolution

Posted by , on 19 October 2020

The wings of vertebrates, like birds and bats, emerged relatively recently, and we understand that these wings evolved from forelimbs. Even for the mythological dragon there seems to be a ...

Traditional Embryology with Modern Imaging Approaches: Investigating Morphogenetic Feedback on Pattern Formation

Posted by , on 9 October 2020

Timothy Fulton, Vikas Trivedi, Andrea Attardi & Benjamin Steventon As developmental biologists, we often find ourselves carefully looking at developing embryos as they undertake a dramatic and fascinating task: making ...

Forgotten filaments to the fore

Posted by , on 1 October 2020

The cytoskeletal filament network within our cells underpins the functionality of virtually all cellular processes. Apart from conferring a structural framework giving cells their unique shapes, the cytoskeleton also regulates ...

The long road to understanding homeobox genes in the nervous system

Posted by , on 1 October 2020

Following the initial discovery of the homeobox in the 1980s in invertebrates and then vertebrates, it became quickly clear that homeobox genes come in two flavors – that of the ...

From Image to Insight – Morphogenesis Meets Data Science

Posted by , on 26 September 2020

A wave of innovations is advancing data-driven computational analysis and machine learning – time for developmental biologists to hop on the surf board! This post, inspired by our recent data-driven ...

From mysterious cysts to CSF-in-a-dish

Posted by , on 21 September 2020

Our brain is immersed in a clear, colourless, nutrient-rich fluid called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which provides mechanical support to the brain and helps to circulate important molecules for brain ...

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