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Themes from a NASA workshop on gene regulatory processes in development and evolution

Davidson, Eric H. and Ruvkun, Gary (1999) Themes from a NASA workshop on gene regulatory processes in development and evolution. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 285 (2). pp. 104-115. ISSN 0022-104X. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-010X(19990815)285:2<104::AID-JEZ2>3.0.CO;2-Z.

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A memorable workshop, focused on causal mechanisms in metazoan evolution and sponsored by NASA, was held in early June 1998, at MBL. The workshop was organized by Mike Levine and Eric H. Davidson, and it included the PI and associates from 12 different laboratories, a total of about 30 people. Each laboratory had about two and one half hours in which to represent its recent research and cast up its current ideas for an often intense discussion. In the following we have tried to enunciate some of the major themes that emerged, and to reflect on their implications. The opinions voiced are our own. We would like to tender apologies over those contributions we have not been able to include, but this is not, strictly speaking, a meeting review. Rather we have focused on those topics that bear more directly on evolutionary mechanisms, and have therefore slighted some presentations (including some of our own), that were oriented mainly toward developmental processes.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Article first published online: 30 Jul 1999. All those attending this meeting remain grateful to NASA for its support, and to the Center for Advanced Studies in the Space Life Sciences at MBL for organizing the meeting (NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC2-896). We particularly wish to thank Lenny Davidowicz, Director of the Center, and Udeni Amit, who attended to the needs and requirements of the workshop participants. We are grateful to Prof. M. Levine for a review of this account.
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Official Citation:Davidson, E. H. and Ruvkun, G. (1999), Themes from a NASA workshop on gene regulatory processes in development and evolution. J. Exp. Zool., 285: 104–115. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-010X(19990815)285:2<104::AID-JEZ2>3.0.CO;2-Z
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