developmental biology

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Science of the origin and development of the organism from fertilization of the oocyte to the end of the eighth week. Usually used to include all stages of prenatal life.
[embryo- + G. logos, study]

developmental biology,

n the study of life processes occurring during growth and maturation.
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Data from developmental genetics and phylogenetic analysis provides the comparative framework for studying the evolution of developmental pathways, and becomes the foundation for investigating the role of homoplasy, the repeated evolution of developmental similarity, in developmental evolution.
Zinsser vastly admired Wilson, a founder of developmental genetics in the United States.
Professor Wolf Reik, head of developmental genetics at Babraham Institute at Cambridge University, said: 'It is an exciting addition.
Dr Robin Lovell-Badge, head of developmental genetics at the National Institute for Medical Research, said the Catholic clergy were trying to derail a 'sensible' policy of human cloning for research to combat genetic diseases.
Sue O'Shea, PhD, principal investigator) -- $778,000 for the first year of funding to apply knowledge and expertise in cell biology, developmental genetics and tissue biology to the study of human embryonic stem cells.
Geneticists and other medical specialists from the US, Europe, Canada, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, and Australia address basic principles, such as genomics and proteomics, epigenetics, the chromosomal basis of inheritance, the history of medical genetics, population genetics, the pathogenetics of disease, human developmental genetics, twins, the molecular biology of cancer, and pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics; general principles like genetic evaluation, counseling, diagnostic molecular genetics, screening, gene therapy, and ethical, social, and legal issues; and applications to specific clinical problems and disorders, including chromosomal disorders, disorders of various body systems, mental and behavioral disorders, and deafness.
Professor Miodrag Stojkovic, deputy director of the Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the University of Newcastle, said: "This is interesting research which will help us understand how the nuclei of adult cells can reprogramme.
The major research focus is in clinical and developmental genetics, where staff are investigating how molecular and cellular processes lead to different phenotypes in humans and a variety of experimental organisms.
The study, published in the May 10 Current Biology, has ramifications for neuroscience, developmental genetics, evolutionary biology and, possibly, human teratology (a branch of pathology and embryology concerned with abnormal development and congenital malformations).
We will use diverse techniques to study the morphology, ultrastructure, embryogenesis and developmental genetics of the Xenacoelomorpha to get a much clearer picture of the extent to which their phenotype is simplified.
Eckhardt is professor of developmental genetics and evolutionary morphology in the Department of Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University.
Kuhn and Wurst are affiliated with the Institute for Developmental Genetics, German Research Center for Environmental Health.

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