Developmental biology, the stem cell of biological disciplines

  title={Developmental biology, the stem cell of biological disciplines},
  author={Scott F. Gilbert},
  booktitle={PLoS biology},
Developmental biology (including embryology) is proposed as "the stem cell of biological disciplines." Genetics, cell biology, oncology, immunology, evolutionary mechanisms, neurobiology, and systems biology each has its ancestry in developmental biology. Moreover, developmental biology continues to roll on, budding off more disciplines, while retaining its own identity. While its descendant disciplines differentiate into sciences with a restricted set of paradigms, examples, and techniques… CONTINUE READING
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