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Conversations with my parents (about adult chondrogenesis and spontaneous cartilage repair in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea)

Posted by , on 23 June 2020

One night, during the summer of 2012, I found myself sitting in a cottage in Woods Hole, trying to explain to my parents why I’d spent much of my professional ...

On the beauty and wonder of endless forms: a reflection on Embryology Course 2018

Posted by , on 16 August 2018

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling ...

MBL Embryology Course 2016

Posted by , on 1 August 2016

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as ...

Gills, fins and the evolution of vertebrate paired appendages

Posted by , on 19 April 2016

The origin of paired fins is a major unresolved issue in vertebrate evolutionary biology, and has been a topic of debate among palaeontologists, comparative anatomists and developmental biologists for over ...

Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by , on 30 March 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: ...

Woods Hole images 2014 movie round- vote for a Development cover

Posted by , on 2 March 2016

Earlier this year we asked you to vote for your favourite image from a selection of 4 beautiful pictures taken by the students of the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course. ...

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- the winner

Posted by , on 4 February 2016

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the short-tailed fruit bat embryo!   Here are the full results: – Pig embryo: ...

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- vote for a Development cover

Posted by , on 18 January 2016

Every year, students from the Woods Hole Embryology course produce some stunning images. It’s now time for readers of the Node to vote which of images from the 2014 Woods Hole ...

A Day in the Life of an MBL Embryology Student - #embryo2015

Posted by , on 10 July 2015

For the second instalment of our blog from the 2015 Woods Hole Embryology course, we decided to do something a little bit different this time around, and write a “Day ...

Woods Hole Embryology 2015 (#embryo2015)

Posted by , on 29 June 2015

Elena Boer, Shun Sogabe and Joe Hanly are currently attending the MBL Embryology course in Woods Hole MA. 2015 marks the 122nd year of the Woods Hole Embryology course. This ...

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