Seeing evolution happening before your eyes

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg have established an automated pipeline to create mutations in genomic enhancers, letting them watch evolution unfold…

By Mathias Jäger


Choanocyte chamber of sponge, with neuroid cell

Neural pathways

Exploring the diverse routes by which EMBL scientists are driving forward…

By Cella Carr


Internal anatomy of the marine worm’s head.

A worm’s sense of the world

EMBL researchers discover that four organs in a marine worm’s head can sense different…

By Emma Steer


Benito-Gutiérrez searching for cephalochordates on board the dhoni boat

Ocean origins

EMBL alumna, Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez, on how her research and career evolved after searching the…

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

Retinoic acid signalling is crucial for the marine worm’s nervous system (green) to develop

Insights into the evolution of a signalling molecule

EMBL scientists discover how a molecule’s role changes from simple metabolite to instructive…

By Emma Steer


Charles Darwin portrait gravure - Darwin’s studies of orchids firmly established the idea that many types of flowers are pollinated by insects. PHOTO: iStock

On the orchids of Darwin

How Darwin’s work revealed the intimate relationship between orchids and…

By Guest author(s)


Welcome: Justin Crocker

Meet Justin Crocker, EMBL’s new group leader in gene regulation during evolution and…

By Annika Duda


Mapping gene expression, cell by cell

EMBL researchers complete a molecular atlas showing gene expression in all cells in an entire…

By Edward Dadswell


Futures: Brain evolution

ERC grantee Detlev Arendt shares his vision for the next ten…

By Edward Dadswell


Artist's interpretation of diversity.

Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight

A rapid, versatile mechanism that modifies proteins is revealed to be crucial for the evolutionary…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Periodic Table of Protein Complexes, Ahnert et al., Science 2015

Periodic table of protein complexes

Making it easier to visualise, understand and predict how proteins combine to drive biological…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Standing room only at the second EMBL Movie Night. PHOTO: EMBL/Marietta Schupp

Dinosaurs, DNA and Dolly

Two PhD students sink their teeth into the science and speculations of Jurassic…

By Chloe Cross



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