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From Fins To Limbs - How We Got Our Fingers And Toes
2012-12-15 07:25:29

A multidisciplinary international research project has identified the mechanism responsible for generating our fingers and toes.

How Fins Became Legs Revealed
2012-12-10 13:52:58

Vertebrates' transition to living on land, instead of only in water, represented a major event in the history of life.

2010-03-10 08:31:22

Sonic hedgehog, a gene that plays a crucial rule in the positioning and growth of limbs, fingers and toes, has been confirmed in an unexpected place in the embryos of developing mice — the layer of cells that creates the skin.

2008-03-11 17:50:40

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) are wagging a finger at currently held notions about the way digits are formed.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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