Results about: embryo development
The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation.
The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative medicine.
“One day we will be able to re-build damaged organs and keep the whole body fit and healthy. But right now we must strengthen our knowledge of how tissues are built and how they are maintained,” say James Sharpe, Head of EMBL Barcelona, and Marco Milán, coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology programme.
The work is the first to report on the key role of the TLK2 gene in mouse embryo development.
The study solidifies an important role for both TLK1 and TLK2 in genome stability.
A massive genomics study of people with intellectual disabilities performed in the Netherlands points to patient mutations in the TLK2 gene.