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Researchers confirm that it is possible to determine the sex of chicken eggs

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Researchers at Linköping University have developed a method that can identify which eggs will become cockerels on the…
Using both marijuana and alcohol during early pregnancy may increase the likelihood of disrupting fetal development

November 11, 2019

New preclinical research reported in animal models shows that exposure to compounds found in marijuana called cannabinoids (CBs),…
Breakthrough stem cell platform could shed light on mysteries of early human development

September 12, 2019

A new method for making stem cell colonies that mimic parts of early human development could help investigate…
A molecular ‘atlas’ of animal development

September 6, 2019

In a paper in Science, Penn researchers report the first detailed molecular characterization of how every cell changes…
Fruit fly.
Orchestrating Development in the Fly Embryo

August 2, 2019

Most multicellular organisms on Earth—including you—begin as a single fertilized egg and then undergo a complex choreography of…
Three-dimensional model illuminates key aspects of early development

July 3, 2019

From a biological standpoint, the earliest stages of life are the most mysterious. A developing human embryo undergoes…
Scientists create world’s first gene-edited lizards

April 5, 2019

A group of University of Georgia researchers led by geneticist Douglas Menke has become the first in the world…
Making better embryos

February 25, 2019

One out of every six Canadian couples experiences infertility, and some resort to in vitro fertilization. Trouble is, the embryos…
Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation

February 11, 2019

One hundred forty-three species of large animals are decreasing in number and 171 are under threat of extinction,…
A zebrafish embryo. Credit: Yale University
In cell replication, information is thermodynamic power

February 11, 2019

The second law of thermodynamics states that all closed systems tend towards disorder over time and maintain order…
Policy must guide human embryo research, experts say

February 4, 2019

Human embryo research is a controversial topic that often pits the necessity of biomedical investigation against the moral…
Medically assisted reproduction does not increase birth risks

January 15, 2019

Couples considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulties conceiving naturally, have feared that they could do…
No egg is like another

January 7, 2019

Little more than fifty years after the German ornithologist Wolfgang Makatsch published his book entitled “No egg is…
Regulating the Rapidly Developing Fruit Fly

December 20, 2018

From birth, it takes humans almost two decades to reach adulthood; for a fruit fly, it takes only…
Growing a brain

December 19, 2018

Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells.…
Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

November 22, 2018

A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University…
Scientists develop mouse ‘embryo-like structures’ with organisation along body’s major axes

October 4, 2018

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed an artificial mouse embryo-like structure capable of…
Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

September 24, 2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC),…
Simple contact can help steer cell division

September 19, 2018

Using tiny plastic beads, University of Oregon biologists have captured new detail on how early embryonic cells in…
Scientists compare distant relatives for clues to cell “family tree”

August 29, 2018

Among animal species, cell types vary greatly in their number and kind, playing an important role in the…
Double time limit for embryo research to further research into IVF, synthetic embryos and gene editing

August 16, 2018

In countries which already permit embryo research, there are no “compelling moral arguments” why the time limit for…
Scientists generate key life event in artificial mouse ‘embryo’ created from stem cells

July 24, 2018

The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse…
First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

July 19, 2018

The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the…
Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma

July 11, 2018

A new type of zebrafish that produces fluorescent tags in migratory embryonic nerve precursor cells could help a…
Not Junk: ‘Jumping Gene’ is Critical for Early Embryo

June 26, 2018

A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a…
A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo

May 28, 2018

The factors that shape the destiny of a cell, like that of a fully formed person, remain something…
No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the Lab

May 15, 2018

The big question As an embryo develops from a little glob of primitive cells, it patterns itself into…
Expanding rings vital for viable embryos

March 26, 2018

Scientists have discovered a process during mammalian embryonic development that is critical for early embryos to develop into…
FLUCS – microscopy becomes interactive

February 7, 2018

Simple motion inside biological cells, such as the streaming of cytoplasm – the liquid cell interior – is…
How incurable mitochondrial diseases strike previously unaffected families

January 16, 2018

Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe – potentially fatal – mitochondrial…
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