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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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Opinion: We Must Demand Evidence of Peer Review

By Nikolai Slavov | May 21, 2018

Peer review varies in quality and thoroughness. Making it publicly available could improve it.

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A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.

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The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.  

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image: Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

By The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018

The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.

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Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.

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The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.

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A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.

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Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.

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More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.

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