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Amphioxus, and the Mosaic Theory of Development (1893), by Edmund Beecher Wilson

By: James Lowe | Published: Mar 31, 2015

Edmund Beecher Wilson experimented with Amphioxus (Branchiostoma) embryos in 1892 to identify what caused their cells to differentiate into new types…

Wilson, Edmund B. (Edmund Beecher), 1856-1939AmphioxusEmbryosEmbryologyDevelopmental Biology

"A Genomic Regulatory Network for Development" (2002), by Eric H. Davidson, et al.

By: Justin M. Wolter | Published: Oct 11, 2013

In 2002 Eric Davidson and his research team published 'A Genomic Regulatory Network for Development' in Science. The authors present the first…

LiteratureGene regulatory networksSystems BiologyGenetic regulationGenes

Chapter One and Chapter Two from “Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development” (1994), by United Nations Population Fund

By: Ross J. Nalubega | Published: Jan 15, 2021

“Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development” comprises the majority of context within the twenty-year…

LiteratureUnited Nations and non-member nationsInternational AgenciesWomen's rightsfeminism

The Interpretation of Development and Heredity (1930), by Edward Stuart Russell

By: Mark A. Ulett | Published: Jan 31, 2011

First published in 1930 and reprinted in 1972, Edward Stuart Russell's The Interpretation of Development and Heredity is a work of philosophical and…


Morphogenesis: An Essay on Development (1952), by John Tyler Bonner

By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: May 09, 2008

Throughout his long and fruitful career John Tyler Bonner has made great strides in understanding basic issues of embryology and developmental-…


Syncytial Theory

By: Adam R. Navis | Published: Oct 30, 2007

The syncytial theory of neural development was proposed by Victor Hensen in 1864 to explain the growth and differentiation of the nervous system.…

Hensen, Victor, 1835-1924Nervous SystemNeurons

Ernst Haeckel's Biogenetic Law (1866)

By: M. Elizabeth Barnes | Published: May 03, 2014

The biogenetic law is a theory of development and evolution proposed by Ernst Haeckel in Germany in the 1860s. It is one of several recapitulation…

EvolutionDevelopmental BiologyEmbryologyAnatomy, Comparative

"Male Development of Chromosomally Female Mice Transgenic for Sry gene" (1991), by Peter Koopman, et al.

By: Troy Cox | Published: Jan 28, 2014

Early 1990s research conducted by Peter Koopman, John Gubbay, Nigel Vivian, Peter Goodfellow, and Robin Lovell-Badge, showed that chromosomally…

Y ChromosomeTestisEmbryosChromosomesSex Chromosomes

“Prenatal Stress, Glucocorticoids and the Programming of the Brain” (2001), by Leonie Welberg and Jonathan Seckl

By: Carrie Keller | Published: Sep 24, 2020

In 2001, researchers Leonie Welberg and Jonathan Seckl published the literature review “Prenatal Stress, Glucocorticoids, and the Programming of the…

LiteratureFetal malnutritionFetal behaviorPrenatal influencesPrenatal Care

Apoptosis in Embryonic Development

By: Zane Bartlett | Published: Jun 08, 2017

Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a mechanism in embryonic development that occurs naturally in organisms. Apoptosis is a different process…

ApoptosisGenetic regulationCaenorhabditis elegansCellsGerm Cells

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