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Developmental Biology

Developmental biologists study how organisms grow and develop. Of particular interest is how cells specialise to create different organs, despite all starting from the same cell. They study how genes influence cells, and how organisms change throughout their lives.

Articles about developmental biology

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For the moment at least, it seems that ageing is an inevitable part of life. And yet scientists don't really understand how, or why, we age.
Delve deeper into aging

The origins of life – where and how did life begin?
Delve deeper into origin of life

Whales; the majestic, mysterious mammals of the ocean.
Delve deeper into whales

Chameleons hold a fascinating blend of traits that scientists have been studying for many years.
Delve deeper into chameleons

Scientists are very interested in twins because it helps us identify the differences between genetic and environmental factors that influence health and behaviour.
Delve deeper into twins

Blog posts about developmental biology

Our blog posts are often written by scientists about their ongoing research

Science blog article.
Birth trauma (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #17)
Wednesday 15th of April 2020
Science blog article.
How much do unborn babies sleep? (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #16)
Thursday 2nd of April 2020
Science blog article.
Caesareans (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #15)
Friday 20th of March 2020
Science blog article.
Baby Brain (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #14)
Wednesday 26th of February 2020
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Determining the Sex of a Baby (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #12)
Thursday 30th of January 2020
Science blog article.
Silent Miscarriage (Things We Don’t Know about Pregnancy Series #11)
Sunday 12th of January 2020
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