Across the natural world, cells organise themselves into a wonderful array of shapes and structures. But how do they do this? Plus, building bones, plant sex in space, and a rather plump gene of the month.
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Dr Veronica Grieneisen from the John Innes Centre in
Norwich, is figuring out how cells know which way is up, and
start to organise themsel
Anja Geitmann's work has featured in the media with headlines
such as “sex in space!” But what is she actually doing?
In a pair of papers published in the journal PNAS, two international teams of researchers have described the first full snake genomes.
Scientists have used new techniques to extract and analyse DNA from the oldest bones of human ancestors, dating from 400,000 years ago.
Professor Jan Traas and his team at ENS in Lyon are using
computer programmes to understand how flowers grow into
their beautiful shapes.
Professor James Sharpe is using mathematical models to
understand how vertebrates like mammals and birds build a
I know it's been estimated that the human body re-generates itself almost completely every 7 odd years or so (except, I hear, the brain which remains as it is - I never followed on with Biology).
If the adage that "You are what you eat" applies and if one were to *only* eat ge...
This month's Gene of the Month is a bit on the large side - it’s