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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Thalidomide promotes degradation of SALL4, a transcription factor implicated in Duane Radial Ray syndrome

    Katherine A Donovan et al.
    Thalidomide and its derivates induce degradation of many C2H2 zinc-finger transcription factors, including SALL4, providing insight into a long-standing mystery in modern pharmacology, and starting points for future drug development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Epigenetic age-predictor for mice based on three CpG sites

    Yang Han et al.
    Site-specific DNA methylation analysis at three CG dinucleotides by pyrosequencing provides a reliable measure for epigenetic aging of mice.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Thalidomide: Unlocking a dark past

    Fernando Rodríguez-Pérez, Michael Rape
    A transcription factor called SALL4 could be the missing link between thalidomide and the limb defects caused by the drug.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    CRISPR knockouts reveal an endogenous role for ancient neuropeptides in regulating developmental timing in a sea anemone

    Nagayasu Nakanishi, Mark Q Martindale
    Analysis of the endogenous function of deeply conserved neuropeptides in sea anemones sheds light on a primitive role of nervous systems in modulating developmental timing.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    YAP drives cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma formation and progression

    Zoé Vincent-Mistiaen et al.
    High levels of nuclear YAP are sufficient to drive squamous cell carincoma formation and frequently also drive progression to spindle cell carcinoma by promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition after tissue damage.
    1. Developmental Biology

    An intrinsic cell cycle timer terminates limb bud outgrowth

    Joseph Pickering et al.
    Size control in limbs is an intrinsically determined process.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Direct visualization of a native Wnt in vivo reveals that a long-range Wnt gradient forms by extracellular dispersal

    Ariel M Pani, Bob Goldstein
    Free, extracellular dispersal of Wnt proteins generates a long-range gradient during animal development and is required for signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Ordered arrangement of dendrites within a C. elegans sensory nerve bundle

    Zhiqi Candice Yip, Maxwell G Heiman
    A nerve bundle is not simply a cable of wires, but has order within it.

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