By Emily Greenhalgh WOODS HOLE, Mass. — How did the jaw evolve? It’s a question that evolutionary biologists have pondered for centuries. The most popular theory has long been that vertebrate jaws evolved from gill arches in the vertebrate skeletal system, but recently another theory—that jaws evolved separately and independently from gills—has gained traction in
An image of Drosophila eye discs and brain lobes taken during the MBL Practical Course on Developmental Biology in Quintay, Chile, in 2020 is the cover photo for the latest issue of Development. The image, taken by Tonatiuh Molina Villa, was selected by popular vote on The Node, an international community site for developmental biologists.
By Rebecca Adikes Things are in full swing at MBL in the 2017 Embryology course, we are already one third of the way through! The first week we learned about echinoderms and C. elegans with a side of Tardigrade and this past we focused on zebrafish and Xenopus with axolotl. The atmosphere of the past
By Armbien Sabillo, UC-Berkeley MBL Embryology course 2016 “THEY’RE GLOWING! THEY’RE GLOWING! THEY’RE GLO-” I stopped, blushing in the dark microscope room. It was 3 a.m., but I was completely enamored with the ball of cells under my microscope. Twelve hours ago, I added a cloud of sperm to a dish of eggs and silently