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August in preprints

Posted by on September 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv – use these links to get to the section you want.   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo[…]

July in preprints

Posted by on August 4th, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month features a host of preprints on human development at the single cell level (perhaps all submitted in time for Development’s September meeting?), plus insights into how butterflies make clear wings and how worms achieve meiosis, and a whole lot more. Preprints hosted[…]

Introducing ACME: the species-versatile fixation and dissociation solution for single cell analysis

Posted by on July 1st, 2020

This post highlights the approach and findings of a new research article available in preprint on BioRxiv. This feature was written by members of the Solana lab, authors of that paper. Single cell techniques are revolutionising biology, but at the moment they are largely limited to traditional model organisms and require access to specialised equipment[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  Preprints hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv, use these links to get to the section you want.   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo Cell biology Modelling Tools &[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.    A real monster of a month, May, with masses of preprints uploaded by scientists in various stages of lockdown. Let us know if we missed anything and use these links to get to the section you want:   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling[…]

Research Highlight #2: Blood stem cells heterogeneity arises from accessible chromatin

Posted by on May 18th, 2020

Hi there! Today’s highlight is focusing on a major question for the haematology community: what is causing blood stem cell heterogeneity? Please do not hesitate to let me know your thoughts in the comments here or on Twitter (@BioRugby)!   Highlight #2: Chromatin accessibility is the main source of heterogeneity in foetal haematopoiesis We have[…]

Research Highlight #1: Inhibition of cell cycle regulators alters the EHT

Posted by on May 12th, 2020

Hello everyone! My name is Alessandro, I am a postdoc in love with science, stem cells and blood! I am also a big fan of the Node, The Company of Biologists generously granted me a travel grant back in 2016, that allowed me to discover the beautiful Cambridge (the old one). As the lockdown starts[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 4th, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  With COVID-19 having shuttered labs around the world, it might be a surprise that April saw the highest ever monthly number of preprints deposited to bioRxiv: 3413, according to Rxivist. Though maybe not much of a surprise, with researchers at home and writing rather[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  In lock down you might find yourself with more time to read; reading some science might also be a welcome distraction from the pandemic. Lots of fascinating stuff in March, hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv– let us know if we missed anything. Use these links to[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 2nd, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  February’s haul features blooming orchids, regenerating lungfish and human intestines, and also lots of interesting stuff in the ‘Research practice and education section’, from preprint impacts to the dominance of the English language in science. They were hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv. Let us know if we[…]