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Underwater butterfly

In the Leptin Group, Eva Hasel investigates the innate immune system in Japanese rice fish.

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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The birth of tentacles

The image shown here, taken by Anniek Stokkermans from EMBL’s Ikmi Group, shows a larva of Nematostella vectensis.

By Mathias Jäger

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Shine like an underwater star

This image of the starlet sea anemone was taken by Petrus Steenbergen using a stereoscope.

By Mathias Jäger

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Wings without wings

The image shown here, taken by Daniel Rios-Barrera from the Leptin Group shows the cells of the early wing tissue of the fly during larval development.

By Mathias Jäger

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Dancing chromosomes

In human cells, the genetic material is packaged into 23 different DNA molecules, the chromosomes. Each chromosome is present in two copies, one inherited from the paternal sperm, and the other from the maternal egg. During most of the cell’s life, chromosomes take the shape of long, spaghetti-like molecules intertwined with each other. However, before […]

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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Evolution of the eye

This Picture of the Week shows a stained cryosection of a retina – the light-sensitive part of the eye – of an ancient fish, the lamprey.

By Mathias Jäger

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Gazing at healing wounds

What may look like a branch of a tree with the first flower buds emerging after winter are, in fact, tracheal cells of a fruit fly larva and their nuclei.

By Mathias Jäger

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Exciting science!

EMBL is all about exciting science, through which we aim to achieve a fundamental understanding of biological processes.

By Mathias Jäger

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Artistic life sciences

Paola Bertucci, from the Arendt Group at EMBL Heidelberg, studies the evolution of Platynereis dumerilii – a species of annelid polychaete worm.

By Mathias Jäger

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Springtime in Heidelberg

The iconic ATC – celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year – reflects the blue sky, the clouds and the rays of the Sun.

By Mathias Jäger

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