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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

Finding

Is Neurodegenerative Disease a Kind of Cancer?

New findings from experiments done in mice suggest a surprising cause of common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

A network of neurons

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Identifies Potential Drugs for Treating Zika Infection

Researchers from MSK and Weill Cornell have found that two compounds appear to fight off infection with the Zika virus.

An organoid of a developing brain

Science Byte

It Takes Two: A Pair of Proteins Coordinate to Direct Development of Embryonic Cells

MSK researchers shed light on the signals that determine the fate of embryonic cells.

Embryos arranged in three concentric circles. Cells are stained blue or red.

In the Lab

Connecting the Dots: Stem Cells Provide Valuable Tool for Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers are using pluripotent stem cells to create models of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic beta cells

In the Lab

Origin Story: Finding on Macrophage Development Challenges Long-Held View

A surprising finding challenges long-held dogma about how certain immune cells develop into specialized types in diverse tissues.

Electronic microscope enlargement of macrophage cell (tinted green)

Snapshot

Picturing How Cells Communicate

Developmental biologists are studying mouse embryos under the microscope to understand how embryonic cells communicate with one another.

Seven-day old mouse embryo

In the Lab

The Dual Life of PTEN: Gene Mutations Contribute to Both Cancer and Birth Defects

MSK investigators have shown that a gene mutation linked to many kinds of cancer can also cause birth defects of the nervous system.

Image of two sets of embryonic cells

In the Lab

From Blob to Fly: How Cells Work Together to Shape the Body and Its Organs

Learn about the spectacular research taking place in the laboratory of developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen, who was recently elected a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.