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Software helps decrypt embryonic development

When new life develops, a tiny ball of initially identical cells has to form the different body parts of the mature organism. Sixty years ago, Alan Turing proposed that this body patterning is achieved by two types of signaling ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Beta cells from love handles

Researchers at ETH Zurich have managed to use a synthetic genetic program to instruct stem cells taken from fatty tissue to become cells that are almost identical to natural beta cells. This brings them a major step closer ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Keeping RNases poised for action

A better knowledge of RNA metabolism is key to understanding how RNAs regulate development and differentiation, and how their malfunction leads to disease. A team led by Helge Grosshans of the Friedrich Miescher Institute ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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