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About Development

Development is a leading primary research journal covering the field of developmental biology. With its long and prestigious history and its team of expert academic editors led by James Briscoe, Development is committed to publishing cutting-edge research across the spectrum of animal and plant developmental biology. Over recent years, Development has expanded its focus to incorporate the stem cell and regeneration fields, with the aim of underscoring the close links between these growing communities and more traditional developmental biology.

Development sits at the heart of the developmental biology community, promoting and supporting the latest advances in the field.

It is an exciting time for developmental biology. New technologies in live imaging, genetic manipulation, genomics, in vitro modelling of developmental processes and computational biology are expanding our field in fresh directions, and allowing us to take advantage of an increasingly wide range of traditional and non-model organisms. Moreover, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to analyse and understand human development. Through the publication of high quality research, techniques and resources papers, Development seeks to reflect and support these diverse research areas.

Development also publishes a wide range of commissioned review-based articles aimed at synthesising the latest advances in the field, putting forward new hypotheses to provoke debate and inspire new research directions, and educating newcomers to the field.

Development supports the community through the provision of Travelling Fellowships for junior researchers, by financial support for conferences, and more recently, by organising our own meetings and through our community blog ‘the Node’.

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Developing a framework of support

24 July 2017

One of the research areas of the Martinez-Arias lab in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, UK, is the development of gastruloids – small, self-organising aggregates of mouse embryonic stem cells. PhD student Peter Baillie-Johnson was working on the generation of elongating gastruloids to mimic the first stages of axial elongation in the mouse embryo, but was limited by aggregates adhering to the surface of culture plates. …

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