Morphodynamic Atlas for Drosophila Development by Noah P Mitchell et al.

Changes in gene expression and physical form are intricately linked during development, but how do we begin to measure both on a continuous timescale? Mitchell et al provide a path forward with their Morphodynamic Atlas.

Selected by Andrew Montequin. Read the preLight here.

Comparative developmental genomics of sex-biased gene expression in early embryogenesis across mammals by Victorya Richardson et al.

Sex-biased gene expression in early embryogenesis: could there be sex-specific developmental differences before sexual differentiation has begun?

Selected by Carly Guiltinan. Read the preLight here.

The ELT-3 GATA factor specifies endoderm in Caenorhabditis angaria in an ancestral gene network by Gina Broitman-Maduro, Morris F. Maduro

How many ways to make a worm gut? Extensive rewiring of the gene network underlying gut development in Caenorhabditis.

Selected by Chee Kiang Ewe. Read the preLight here.

Periodic spatial patterning with a single morphogen by Sheng Wang et al.

Synthesising a zebra's stripes: modelling a novel minimal genetic circuit for periodic patterning.

Selected by Jake Cornwall-Scoones. Read the preLight here.

Oligodendrocyte precursor cells engulf synaptic inputs in an experience- and microglia-dependent manner by Yohan S.S. Auguste et al.

Not just myelination: Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) also engulf synapses and participate in circuit remodeling using a mechanism that depends on microglia.

Selected by Meghan Wynne. Read the preLight here.

Mechanical stress driven by rigidity sensing governs epithelial stability by Surabhi Sonam et al.

Wonder how rigidity sensing contributes to mechanical failure in epithelial tissues? Go check this preprint.

Selected by yohalie kalukula. Read the preLight here.

Plakoglobin is a mechanoresponsive regulator of naüve pluripotency by Timo N. Kohler et al.

Plakoglobin to the rescue: how the vertebrate homologue of β-catenin senses mechanics during early embryogenesis to maintain naüve pluripotency.

Selected by Ilaria Di Meglio. Read the preLight here.

Key roles for kinesin-13 and kinesin-20 in malaria parasite proliferation, polarity and transmission revealed by genome-wide functional analysis by Mohammad Zeeshan et al.

Fantastic work by the @TewariLab highlighting the importance of the kinesin family during the Plasmodium life cycle.

Selected by Jessica Kehrer. Read the preLight here.

Induction of cortical Par complex polarity by designed proteins causes cytoskeletal symmetry breaking in unpolarized mammalian cells by Joseph L. Watson et al.

All cells need to asymmetrically divide is a clustered Par complex.

Selected by Ines Jmel-Boyer. Read the preLight here.

Maintenance of neurotransmitter identity by Hox proteins through a homeostatic mechanism by Weidong Feng et al.

Hox has got the nerves. Hox genes maintain neurotransmitter identity from development to adulthood.

Selected by Chee Kiang Ewe. Read the preLight here.