The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 60: 189 - 191 (2016)

Vol 60, Issue 7-8-9

Special Issue: Cell-free Extracts in Development & Cancer Research

Cell-free extracts in Development and Cancer Research for over 40 years

Published: 13 October 2016

Jacek Z. Kubiak

CNRS, UMR6290 and Université de Rennes 1, Institut de Génétique et Développement de Rennes, Rennes, France and Department of Regenerative Medicine, Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland


Analysis of cell-free extracts has allowed us to understand many of the fundamental processes of cell physiology and pathology, including those involved in embryo development and cancer. This methodology is being continuously modified and improved. Papers selected for this Special Issue will show readers the plethora of systems and applications of this methodology.

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