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Outreach activity- Using modified ping-pong balls to demonstrate early embryogenesis and embryonic stem cell activity

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

  Why is this a good activity? It is often difficult to communicate how the organization of individual cells can affect later function, particularly with regard to early embryogenesis and the organization of embryonic stem cells. This activity allows a simple way of visualizing these processes to all age groups from any educational background. The[…]

An interview with Janet Rossant

Posted by on October 18th, 2013

This interview first appeared in Development.   Janet Rossant is a developmental biologist who has worked for many years on the mouse blastocyst, the derivation of stem cell lines and on investigating the mouse genome. In June 2013 she became the president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). At the 2013 International Society[…]

Exploring Embryology at the Woods Hole MBL

Posted by on June 25th, 2013

After two weeks of intense work in the Woods Hole MBL Embryology course, I am beginning to understand why this course compels TAs, faculty and students from around the world to return year after year. The 24 students in the 2013 Embryology class work on a diverse set of organisms including worms, mice, chick, coral,[…]