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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…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

The evolution of the eye

Model organisms are species that are studied extensively to understand particular biological phenomena and processes, with the expectation that…

By Patrick Mueller

Picture of the week

The Fly Digital Embryo at different developmental stages, with cell nuclei coloured according to how fast they were moving (from blue for the slowest to orange for the fastest). The fruit fly embryo is magnified around 250 times. IMAGE: Philipp Keller

Digital Embryo gains wings

The scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, who ‘fathered’ the Digital Embryo have now given it…

By Guest author(s)

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Uncovering secrets of life in the ocean

The best-selling novel The swarm captured the imagination of countless readers with the fascination of marine life. But it also showed how…

By Guest author(s)

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A wandering eye

Eyes are among the earliest recognisable structures in an embryo; they start off as bulges on the sides of tube-shaped tissue that will eventually…

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