An optical section from a ventral view of a mouse embryo at embryonic day E8.0. The section is overlain with a cast of the three-dimensional shape of the forming heart (red) and the incipient circulatory system (purple).
Research, Publications

The 3D atlas has allowed the scientists to identify the beginning of left–right asymmetry in the heart

Skeletal staining of the inferior limb regions of normal embryos, embryos with a single Meis allele, and an embryo with complete absence of Meis. Embryos with a single copy of Meis lack the fibula and posterior digits (black arrow). Total absence of Meis prevents limb development (white arrow).
Research, Publications

The study, published in Nature Communications, reveals that Meis transcription factors are essential for the formation and antero-posterior patterning of the limbs during embryonic development 

Dr. Miguel Torres
About the CNIC, Research

Dr. Torres is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Dr. Miguel Torres’s scientific research focuses on the regulation of embryonic development and the formation and regeneration of organs.