September was a little bit more quiet than usual, but we still had many interesting posts. Here are the highlights!
– Gary examines a recent Science paper on the titration of replication factors in the Midblastula transition in Xenopus.
– Karuna followed up on a previous Node post by writing about her recent paper on identifying a protein that controls the positioning of squint RNA in the zebrafish embryo
– Nadia discussed her group’s recent paper on the role of fluid forces in epicardium morphogenesis.
– and Christele continued her Stem Cell Beauty blog by writing about a recent paper on the importance of insulin signalling in the development of ovarian stem cell niches.
Spotlight on the Woods Hole embryology course
– September also saw an exciting update on the Woods Hole competitions here on the Node, as this year’s last round featured 4 beautiful movies taken at the course. Many of you voted, and the big winner was the ascidian metamorphosis movie!
– Development‘s Associate Reviews Editor (stem cells), Caroline Hendry, interviewed author and researcher Paul Knoepfler on his new book ‘Stem cells- an Insider’s Guide’.
– while Teisha presented her new book ‘Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine’.
Also on the Node
– Once again we summarised our best spots on science and (developmental) biology from around the internet in one post.