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WELLCOME OPEN RESEARCH LAUNCH INCLUDES DMDD EMBRYO PHENOTYPING PAPER

Today sees the launch of Wellcome Open Research, a new publication platform for Wellcome Trust funded researchers. A set of articles released to coincide with the launch includes ‘Highly variable penetrance of abnormal phenotypes in embryonic lethal knockout mice‘, a publication by the DMDD Programme. It explores the results of systematic efforts by the […]

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MEET THE DMDD TEAM – LIZ ROBERTSON

  In a new series of interviews we’ll hear from members of the DMDD team. Who are they? What inspires them? And what do they hope that the DMDD programme will achieve? We kick things off with joint grant-holder Liz Robertson.   What has been your main area of research […]


HREM IMAGING REVEALS DETAILS OF ABNORMAL EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT

High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM) is a technique that allows embryos to be imaged in unprecedented 3D detail. It’s the main imaging method used by the DMDD programme – we use it to identify a wide range of developmental abnormalities that result from mouse gene knockouts. The detail revealed by […]

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3 NEW RESULTS FROM KNOCKOUT MOUSE SCREENS

Around a third of mammalian genes are essential for life, and the recent Nature paper from the IMPC  ‘High-throughput discovery of novel developmental phenotypes‘ [1] describes some achievements from sytematic study of these genes in knockout mice. Screens like those of the IMPC and DMDD are vital to understand gene […]