alternative splicing, developmental biology
Week in Review: January 6–10
Week in Review: January 6–10
Tracy Vence | Jan 10, 2014
Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue
Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier
Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University. Age: 39
About Face
About Face
Abby Olena | Oct 25, 2013
Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2013
Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.
Week in Review, June 17–21
Week in Review, June 17–21
Jef Akst | Jun 21, 2013
On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity
Nailing Regeneration
Nailing Regeneration
Sabrina Richards | Jun 12, 2013
Researchers identify the signaling program that enables finger and toenail stem cells to direct digit regeneration after amputation.
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Kate Yandell | Jun 7, 2013
In avian species, a gene induces programmed cell death during development in the area where a phallus would otherwise grow.
Loss of Potential
Loss of Potential
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
In the fruit fly, the ability of neural stem cells to make the full repertoire of neurons is regulated by the movement of key genes to the nuclear periphery.
Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells
Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells
Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013
Researchers track DNA modifications and gene expression in stem cells as they differentiate.