Development: do mouse embryos play dice?

Curr Biol. 2013 Jan 7;23(1):R15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.032.


Cells of early mouse embryo were considered for a long time to acquire cell fate at random. Recent analyses argue against this simple model.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blastomeres / cytology*
  • Embryonic Development*
  • Female
  • Male