Advocating developmental biology
We are pleased to announce a series of review articles aiming to advocate for the wider importance of developmental biology.
The first set of articles will set out to answer the question “What has developmental biology ever done for us?” with a series of case studies linking particular discoveries in developmental biology to their wider scientific and societal impact. To complement this historical angle, the second set of articles will look forward and explore “What are the big open questions in the field?” We want to explore the fundamental unanswered questions in developmental biology and propose how we might start addressing them.
By providing a rationale for why we do developmental biology and where it is taking us, we hope that these articles will help to advocate for our discipline, providing a useful resource for developmental biology educators and advocates, and also help current researchers to develop their elevator pitches. Read our editorial for more information about the project.
The articles will be free to read and we welcome suggestions for topics readers find particularly compelling - send any inquiries to email@example.com. As the articles get published they will be added to this page.
What has developmental biology ever done for us?
Katrin Wiese, Roel Nusse and Renée van Amerongen
Philip W. Ingham
Heather C. Etchevers, Elisabeth Dupin, Nicole M. Le Douarin
What are the big open questions in the field?
Miki Ebisuya and James Briscoe
Scott A. Boden and Lars Østergaard
Ben D. Cox, Maximina H. Yun and Kenneth D. Poss
Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, Jason M. Tennessen
Aidan Maartens, Andreas Prokop, Katherine Brown, Olivier Pourquié
Andreas Prokop's article on the Node discusses the reasons for advocacy and shares various resources.