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In the Lab

Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion

By assuming primitive regenerative identities, cancer cells gain the adaptability they need to establish tumors in new parts of the body.

An illustration of lung develop alongside tumor evolution

In the Lab

Mind the Gap: Scientists Learn How Cells Make and Repair Tight Connections

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute provide insight into a fundamental biological process called the epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

Epithelial cells

Q&A

Understanding Biology's Blueprint: 8 Questions with Kat Hadjantonakis

Learn about Anna-Katerina “Kat” Hadjantonakis, who is Chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program.

Anna-Katerina “Kat” Hadjantonakis

Q&A

Meet Maria Jasin, an Award-Winning Biologist Who Studies DNA Repair

Maria Jasin, a member of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program, discusses her research.

Michel Talagrand, Maria Jasin, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Edward Stone

In the Lab

Scientists Use CRISPR to Learn How Cells Make Decisions

The genome-editing technique uncovered several genes previously not known to influence embryonic development.

Fluorescent red and green cells

In the Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

In the Lab

Scientists Rewrite the Textbook of Organ Development, One Cell at a Time

A large study that analyzed nearly 120,000 cells in a developing mouse embryo is full of surprises.

In this fluorescent microscopy image of endoderm tissue from a mouse embryo, cell membranes are red, cell nuclei are blue, and extra-embryonic endoderm cells are green (they appear turquoise because blue and green are merged).

In the News

Symposium Celebrates 15 Years of Developmental Biology at the Sloan Kettering Institute

Scientists came to give talks and celebrate the achievements that the program has made under the leadership of Kathryn Anderson.

Male scientist speaking in front of a screen

In the Lab

How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

A surprising discovery linking the hormone insulin to skin pigmentation offers fresh insights into how animal bodies take shape.

Several zebrafish swimming in a tank