A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century

Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.

Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.

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Transposons Identified as Likely Cause of Undiagnosed Diseases
Jef Akst | Jan 13, 2020
A tool for identifying jumping gene insertions in DNA sequencing data turns up possible explanations for four patients’ rare developmental disorders.
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Joshua Finkelstein, Kelly McLaughlin, and Michael Levin | Dec 1, 2019
Physicists, geneticists, computer scientists, and biologists are working together to gain a full appreciation of the intricacies of organismal growth and form.
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2019
A single-cell map of C. elegans’s transcriptome during development finds cell lineages that start out genetically different and end up as cells of similar function and genetic profile.
Image of the Day: Horns and Wings
Emily Makowski | Nov 29, 2019
Scarab beetle horns share a common genetic origin with wings.
Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
Researchers will inject a relaxin-like hormone into sea cucumbers to boost the animals’ numbers.
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Early Embryo Models Generated from Mouse Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2019
Extended pluripotent stem cells from mice can self-organize to form blastocyst-like structures called blastoids that enable a closer look at early mammalian development.
Paternal Age Linked to Brain Abnormalities Associated with Autism
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Brain scans of autistic and non-autistic men reveal an association between white matter aberrations and the ages of their fathers at the time the sons were born.
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Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 23, 2019
A number of epidemiological studies support a link between air quality and poor health outcomes, and researchers are searching for explanations in the lab.
albino lizard hatchling
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
Scientists injected unfertilized anole lizard eggs with CRISPR-Cas9 to produce albino offspring.
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Abby Olena | Aug 29, 2019
After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.
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Turtle Embryos May Have a Say in Deciding Their Sex
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 1, 2019
In a species of freshwater turtle, embryos can move toward warmer or cooler environments within the egg and thus help choose their sexual destiny, but not all experts are convinced.
Japanese grass pufferfish (Takifugu niphobles) CT scan
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
Hydra single-cell sequencing gene expression
Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 26, 2019
Researchers track which genes are active in the polyp during successive cell states.
Developing African cichlid stained to examine craniofacial structure
Image of the Day: Cichlid Cranium
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Maternal care for the fish alters the structure of their developing heads.
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Image of the Day: Fly Eye
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
See a developing Drosophila eye.
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Developmental Biologist Suzanne Eaton Found Dead in Greece
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 9, 2019
Eaton studied morphology and growth during development at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.
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Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.