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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples
Staff | Jul 26, 2017
This fluttering clump of colorful cells is a zebrafish embryo, visualized by many stacked images.
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2017
Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.
Image of the Day: Green Eggs
Staff | May 19, 2017
Spotted salamander (
) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (
) that grow inside.
From Smugglers to Scientists: New Dino Species Described
Erin Hare | May 9, 2017
The infamous "Baby Louie" embryo is a giant oviraptorosaur fossil from China that resembled a gargantuan bird.
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.
Image of the Day: See-Through Embryos
Staff | Mar 26, 2017
Scientists have created a high-resolution, 3-D atlas of human embryonic development during the first trimester of gestation.
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology.
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Bob Grant | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.