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The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.

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New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.

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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By Kerry Grens | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.

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Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 

By The Scientist Staff | November 29, 2017

Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age. 

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Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 

By The Scientist Staff | November 28, 2017

Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 

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The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.

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European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | November 20, 2017

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.

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Cancer Researcher, Former AACR President Dies

By Kerry Grens | November 13, 2017

Donald Coffey, a longtime professor at Johns Hopkins University, discovered the nuclear matrix within cells and its role in DNA replication.

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Single-cell analyses from mouse samples detail the changes in cell distribution during infections.

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