under the microscope

New cells discovered in the heart.

The fact that we’re still discovering new cells in an organ that scientists have been studying forever is both exciting and a bit scary. “The cells, now named nexus glia, seem to help regulate heart rate and rhythm, and the […]

big ideas

Turning ordinary cells into human eggs.

“A few years ago, a young man from California’s technology scene began popping up in the world’s leading developmental biology labs. These labs were deciphering the secrets of embryos and had a particular interest in how eggs are formed. Some […]

under the microscope

The electrical blueprints that orchestrate life

WOW! “DNA isn’t the only builder in the biological world – there’s also a mysterious bioelectric layer directing cells to work together to grow organs, systems and bodies, says biologist Michael Levin. Sharing unforgettable and groundbreaking footage of two-headed worms, […]