This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of Swiss and German researchers report new details about the regulation of Hox genes, which are clustered together in the genome and control body shape and limb development. In the study, the researchers show that during mouse limb development, Hox genes are transcribed in two waves, the first controlling arm and forearm development and the second responsible for digit formation.

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