Two weeks ago we read about Wnt not being a morphogen anymore. Now it turns out there is no more (need for a) somitogenesis clock.
Together with the recent "no more black holes" stuff, I really do not know where science is headed :-)
But I do find some solace in the fact that gastrulation movements are getting further sorted out
And I do not think black holes are involved in many cases of "missing” genes.
Regeneration-wise, shrimps are more similar to mammals than to flatworms:
Not a huge surprise but an extremely importand finding nonetheless.
Now onto fluffier stuff:
A cool evolutionary story on native American populations
Data visualization is a huge challenge, and some people are better than others at solving it:
And here is one of my favorite gripes for grad students: the fact that you found a statistical method which demonstrates a significant difference between your experiments does not necessarily mean much.
Would you keep a neater lab notebook if you thought it may end up online?