Infographic: The Modern Human Body
Infographic: The Modern Human Body
The last few years have yielded new insights into human anatomy. Explore this interactive graphic to learn about some of these discoveries.  
Infographic: The Modern Human Body
Infographic: The Modern Human Body

The last few years have yielded new insights into human anatomy. Explore this interactive graphic to learn about some of these discoveries.  

The last few years have yielded new insights into human anatomy. Explore this interactive graphic to learn about some of these discoveries.  

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Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Amy Schleunes | Feb 18, 2020
Without a brain, the frog embryo immune system doesn’t receive the signals it needs to mobilize macrophages and fight infections.
Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
Amy Schleunes | Feb 7, 2020
A phthalate commonly found in shampoos, cosmetics, and cleaning products disrupts reproduction in worms.
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David Hogness, Revolutionary of 20th Century Genetics, Dies
Amy Schleunes | Jan 20, 2020
The Stanford University researcher’s groundbreaking work connected the fields of molecular biology and genetics, paving the way for the founding of genomics.
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Emily Makowski | Jan 20, 2020
A gene involved in a newly described syndrome affects neural functioning in fruit fly embryos.
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Image of the Day: Kidney Lymphatics
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
Single-cell-resolution imaging offers a glimpse into lymphatic vessel formation in the mouse embryo.
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.
Aneuploidy Could Explain Variability in Female Fertility: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Eggs from girls and from older women show higher rates of errors in chromosome number.
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.
Unbalanced Chromosomal Inheritance More Common than Thought
Jef Akst | Oct 11, 2019
A genomic analysis from 23andMe suggests that people inherit two copies of a chromosome from only one parent nearly twice as often as researchers had realized.
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.
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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.