Scientists Identify Gene that Determines Germ Cell Fate

A new study, led by Prof Minoru Tanaka of the National Institute for Basic Biology in Okazaki, Japan, shows that the foxl3 gene, which is expressed in reproductive precursor cells known as germ cells, is involved in sperm-egg fate decision in a tiny fish called medaka (Oryzias latipes). In vertebrates, gonadal somatic cells instruct germ [...] —> Read More