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A Model For Development Built By Biologists
2012-08-31 12:40:24

Caltech biologists create the first predictive computational model of gene networks that control the development of sea-urchin embryos

2011-06-03 13:11:59

For all animals, development begins with the embryo.

2009-02-03 16:35:18

A quartet of studies by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) highlight a special feature on gene regulatory networks recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.