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Heliocidaris erythrogramma. Specifically the group looked at the spacial expression of the morphogens Nodal and BMP and the role they play in controlling pentameric morphology.


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BMC Developmental Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the development, growth, differentiation and regeneration of multicellular organisms, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.


Assistant Editor

  • Amy Branch-Hollis, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Enrique Amaya, University of Manchester
  • Jean-François Brunet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Brigitte Galliot, University of Geneva
  • Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Sloan-Kettering Institute
  • X. Cindy Tian, University of Connecticut

Jean-Francois Brunet

Prof. Jean-Francois Brunet is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris. He became a Section Editor for BMC Genomics in 2010

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