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Edited By: Sally A. Moody

Online ISSN: 1526-968X

Just Published Articles

  1. Generation of a KOR-Cre knockin mouse strain to study cells involved in kappa opioid signaling

    Xiaoyun Cai, Huizhen Huang, Marissa S. Kuzirian, Lindsey M. Snyder, Megumi Matsushita, Michael C. Lee, Carolyn Ferguson, Gregg E. Homanics, Alison L. Barth and Sarah E. Ross

    Accepted manuscript online: 17 NOV 2015 06:39PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22910

  2. Generation of a conditional lima1a allele in zebrafish using the FLEx switch technology

    Peggy Jungke, Stefan Hans, Mansi Gupta, Anja Machate, Daniela Zöller and Michael Brand

    Accepted manuscript online: 17 NOV 2015 02:26AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22909

  3. Temporal and spatial requirements for Nodal-induced anterior mesendoderm and mesoderm in anterior neurulation

    Ngawang Gonsar, Alicia Coughlin, Jessica A. Clay-Wright, Bethanie R. Borg, Lexy M. Kindt and Jennifer O. Liang

    Accepted manuscript online: 3 NOV 2015 05:53PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22908

  4. Loss of Notch2 and Notch3 in vascular smooth muscle causes patent ductus arteriosus

    Jeremy T. Baeten, Ashley R. Jackson, Kirk M. McHugh and Brenda Lilly

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22904

  5. Biochemical, biophysical and genetic changes of porcine trophoblast-derived stem-like cells during differentiation as evaluated using Raman 1microspectroscopy, Atomic force microscopy and quantitative polymerase chain reaction

    Qifei Li, Edison Suasnavas, Sierra Heywood, Lifu Xiao, Anhong Zhou and S. Clay Isom

    Accepted manuscript online: 28 OCT 2015 10:23AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22907


Virtual Issues

Virtual Issue: Mouse Genetics and Development

This compilation of research articles and technology reports illustrates numerous recent advances in mouse developmental genetic tools that will be of great benefit to the research community. The Mouse Genetics and Development virtual issue articles are freely available online and will be updated periodically.

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Fly Genetics and Development

genesis Reviews

genesis Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 SDB genesis award winner!

Congratulations to Jonathan Wilde for winning the genesis poster award at the 74th Annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. The title of his work was "GCN5 Restricts Diencephalic Size via a Novel Mechanism of Retinoic Acid Signaling". Jonathan is a member of Lee Niswander's laboratory at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Congratulations to the 2015 LASDB genesis award winners!

Congratulations to the recipients of the genesis best student poster awards at the 2015 meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology. They each received $1500 to attend the next Society for Developmental Biology meeting in Boston (July 2016). Former genesis Editor-in-Chief, Richard Behringer, presented the awards.

Miguel Salinas-Saavedra

Miguel Salinas-Saavedra (Whitney Laboratory; M.Q. Martindale lab): "The molecular evolution of tissue polarity: insights from early embryogenesis of Nematostella vectensis".

Marina E. Singarete

Marina E. Singarete (Univ. São Paulo; Tiana Kohlsdorf lab): "Molecular evolution of HoxA13 in snakes: implications of five nucleotide mutations for specific developmental pathways".

Special Issues

Special Issue:
Model Organism Databases


This special issue of Genesis focuses on Model organism databases (MODs) and provides an overview of the contents and technologies these resources provide to the biomedical research community. Papers in this special issue cover a broad range of issues regarding MODs, everything from user guides to sophisticated data querying interfaces aimed at guiding MOD users to leverage MOD content better to discussions that explain how data are gathered and validated.

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Tunicate Biology

Left-Right Asymmetry: Advances and Enigmas

Developmental Biology of Sea Urchins

Chick Genomics

CRISPr/Cas Papers

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CRISPr/Cas (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-assiciated) technologies can be employed to induce targeted genetic mutation. In back-to-back articles published in genesis, Blitz et al. and Nakayama et al. each report CRISPr/Cas targeted transgenesis of Xenopus tropicalis pigmentation and eye development genes.

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