germ cells, developmental biology
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Bob Grant | Mar 26, 2014
New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.
<em>BRCA1</em> Linked to Brain Size
BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 20, 2014
The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Neural Target for Autism?
Neural Target for Autism?
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2014
Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.
Unmasking Secret Identities
Unmasking Secret Identities
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2014
A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation
Meiosis Maven
Meiosis Maven
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Fish of Many Colors
Fish of Many Colors
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Researchers seek insight into the pigmentation patterns of guppies and zebrafish.
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.