Safeguarding one-way traffic
Animal development is a unidirectional process that steers undifferentiated cells of the early embryo into specialized cell types such as brain, muscle or skin cells. Once differentiated, there is almost no way back. A notable exception is the de-differentiation of mature into immature cell types during injured tissue regeneration. It is unknown if the reversal of cellular specialization proceeds along the same path used by natural development – in reverse direction – or along distinct paths. The Betschinger group has now uncovered ... Read more
About the FMI
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), based in Basel, Switzerland, is a world-class biomedical research institute, affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
New Video - FMI group leader Charisios Tsiairis
What can microscopic aquatic creatures teach us about growing new body parts?
150 years of DNA discovery
Did you know that it’s our name giver – Friedrich Miescher – who first discovered DNA/nucleic acid 150 years ago?
National Future Day 2019 at the FMI
See some photos from the event (which took place on November 14, 2019)
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Zfp281 orchestrates interconversion of pluripotent states by engaging Ehmt1 and Zic2.
Surrogate Gradient Learning in Spiking Neural Networks: Bringing the Power of Gradient-based optimization to spiking neural networks