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


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

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.


image: Research at Micro- and Nanoscales

Research at Micro- and Nanoscales

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2016

From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.  

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image: Mice Develop with Human Stem Cells

Mice Develop with Human Stem Cells

By Karen Zusi | December 21, 2015

Human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells participated normally in early mouse embryo development in a recent study.


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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