We Are All Developmental Biologists

Dev Cell. 2019 Jul 22;50(2):132-137. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.07.006.


Humans have sought to understand the embryo for millennia. Paradoxically, even as technical and intellectual innovations bring us ever closer to a transformative understanding of developmental biology, our discipline faces an "image problem." We should face this problem by acknowledging that developmental biology is fundamental to the human experience.

MeSH terms

  • Developmental Biology / methods*
  • Developmental Biology / trends*
  • Embryo, Mammalian / cytology*
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn*
  • Humans
  • Regeneration*
  • Stem Cells / cytology*