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David Michael Rorvik (1944–)

By: Alysse Blight | Published: Jul 05, 2018

David Michael Rorvik is a science journalist who publicized advancements in the field of reproductive medicine during the late twentieth century.…

Sex PreselectionScience JournalismFamily PlanningParenthoodFertilization

Sonja Vernes, et al.'s Experiments On the Gene Networks Affected by the Foxp2 Protein (2011)

By: Kat Fowler | Published: May 30, 2017

In 2011, Sonja Vernes and Simon Fisher performed a series of experiments to determine which developmental processes are controlled by the mouse…

Gene regulatory networksLanguageLanguage AcquisitionNeuronsMotor ability

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (Élie Metchnikoff) (1845-1916)

By: Valerie Racine | Published: Jul 05, 2014

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov studied phagocytes, immune function, and starfish embryos in Europe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.…

PhagocytesEmbryology, ExperimentalPhagocytosisEmbryologyImmunology

Walter Jakob Gehring (1939-2014)

By: Joe Brinkman | Published: Dec 22, 2014

Walter Jakob Gehring discovered the homeobox, a DNA segment found in a specific cluster of genes that determine the body plan of animals, plants, and…

Homeobox genesDrosophilaGeneticsGenesGenes, Homeobox

Charles Robert Cantor (1942- )

By: Alexis Abboud | Published: Jun 11, 2015

Charles Robert Cantor helped sequence the human genome, and he developed methods to non-invasively determine the genes in human fetuses. Cantor…

Human Genome ProjectDNAfetal developmentFetusEmbryos


By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: Jun 10, 2009

Regeneration is a fascinating phenomenon. The fact that many organisms have the capacity to regenerate lost parts and even remake complete copies of…

Regeneration (Biology)Regeneration

The Business of Being Born (2008)

By: Jessica Cartwright | Published: Jun 09, 2018

In 2008, Barranca Productions released a documentary called The Business of Being Born, detailing the topic of childbirth. Ricki Lake and Abby…

LiteratureChildbirthObstetricsParturitionDelivery (Obstetrics)

John George Children (1777–1852)

By: Brittany Kaminsky | Published: Mar 25, 2018

John George Children described several species of insects and animals while working at the British Museum in London, England, in the eighteenth and…

Electric batteriesPythons

“The History of Twins, As a Criterion of the Relative Powers of Nature and Nurture” (1875), by Francis Galton

By: Mudhaffar Bahjat | Published: Dec 19, 2017

In the article “The History of Twins, As a Criterion of the Relative Powers of Nature and Nurture,” Francis Galton describes his study of twins.…

LiteratureNature and nurtureGeneticsHeredityTwins

The Germ-Plasm: a Theory of Heredity (1893), by August Weismann

By: Yawen Zou | Published: Jan 26, 2015

Friedrich Leopold August Weismann published Das Keimplasma: eine Theorie der Vererbung (The Germ-Plasm: a Theory of Heredity, hereafter The Germ-…

LiteratureWeismann, August, 1834-1914. Keimplasma. EnglishGerm CellsHeredityInheritance of acquired characters

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