Our research was featured in the NY Times!
Thanks, Asher Elbein for the great coverage! You can read the article from here.
Also, here is another nice article on the WIRE, which mentions our research. A very comprehensive article covering various aspects of insects and insect wings. We highly recommend it!
“A Bug’s World: the Story of How Wings Set Insects Free to Colonise Earth“
Our paper on establishing enhancer studies in beetles is now published in Development! Hope the approach and recourses we established will help facilitate more enhancer studies in non-Drosophila insects :-)
We made all of our FAIRE data available (NCBI GEO link here), so you can take a look at your genes and hunt for your enhancers. The piggyBac reporter plasmids reported in the paper are now also showcased in this page. More new constructs coming soon!
This work was not possible without the help of the awesome collaborators, Marc Halfon (University at Buffalo), Dan McKay (UNC Chapel Hill), Ezzat El-Sherif (Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät), as well as the dedicated work of Yi-Ting and other members!