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2013-05-16 15:00:20

Albert Erives, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Biology, and his graduate student, Justin Crocker, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, have conducted a study that reveals important and useful insights into how and why developmental genes often take inputs from two independent “morphogen concentration gradients.”

Retinoic Acid Gradient Observed For The First Time In A Zebrafish Embryo
2013-04-08 13:31:35

In a ground-breaking study, researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan report a new technique that allows them to visualize the distribution of retinoic acid in a live zebrafish embryo, in real-time.

How The Fruit Fly Got Its Wings
2013-03-12 16:16:04

Scientists have delved deeper into the evolutionary history of the fruit fly than ever before to reveal the genetic activity that led to the development of wings – a key to the insect’s ability to survive.

2012-04-26 22:30:06

New York University biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while also shedding additional insight into how physical traits are arranged in body plans.

Evidence Discovered To Support Turing's Morphogen Theory
2012-02-20 05:40:24

A team of UK researchers claims to have put forth the first ever experimental evidence in support of a long-standing theory about how biological patterns such as a leopard's spots or a tiger's stripes are formed.

2012-01-23 17:00:00

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2011-10-26 09:12:01

A new study has shed light on the process by which fruit flies develop with their body proportions remaining constant.

2011-09-01 17:08:32

If you think today's political rhetoric is overheated, imagine what goes on inside a vertebrate embryo.


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