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Hox genes: the key to decipher limb position – the story behind the paper

Posted by , on 6 February 2019

In our recent paper published in Current Biology, we unravel the direct and early role for Hox genes in the regulation and natural variation of the forelimb position in birds. ...

Of Arms and Legs: Shedding light onto developmental gene regulation

Posted by , on 19 November 2018

Written and illustrated by: Bjørt K. Kragesteen, Malte Spielmann, and Guillaume Andrey.   In early development, the forelimb and hindlimb buds of tetrapods are morphologically uniform. However, as limb development ...

Going out on a limb to study organ growth

Posted by , on 2 August 2018

Alexandra Joyner and Alberto Roselló-Díez tell us the story behind their recent paper in PLoS Biology1.   Today we have tried a new experiment (we cannot help it). Instead of ...

Postdoctoral Position in Signaling Mechanisms

Posted by , on 25 October 2016

Postdoctoral Position open at: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, California   An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to investigate the signaling functions of retinoic acid (RA) during ...

The people behind the papers: Joseph Pickering & Matthew Towers

Posted by , on 25 October 2016

So far in this series, we’ve featured fly nuclear pores, lizard tails, squid eyes and mouse digits, and heard from researchers working in Germany, the US and Canada. Today, we ...

An interview with Cheryll Tickle

Posted by , on 5 April 2016

This interview first featured in Development.   Cheryll Tickle is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath, UK. She dedicated her long research career mainly to the study of ...

An interview with Lewis Wolpert

Posted by , on 4 August 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Lewis Wolpert is a retired developmental biologist who, over his long career, has made many important contributions to the field, from his French Flag ...

The science of the cat in your computer: our journey into crowdfunded sequencing of LilBUB

Posted by , on 27 April 2015

About a year ago – when spending some quality afterwork time on the Internet – me and my benchmate Dario stumbled upon LilBUB. If you’re an internet cat afficionado you’ve probably ...

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