The making of an embryo: information and mechanics

Is the general audience “black board” talk at KITP today, giving an overview of the quantitative approches to morphogenesis program currently unverway. Symmetry breaking and mechanics.

jlinzel‘s insight:

Development of organisms tells us a great deal about how the diversity of metazoans [animals] could have occurred. Genetics explains development. Ecology selects the winning genetic algorithms. We are beginning to understand how it works. 

See on scienceblogs.com

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