Read on for our news roundup of the past two weeks, with an emphasis on what has caught our eyes on twitter. We have also include a list of meetings with upcoming deadline and a selection of preLights.

It would be remiss not to mention the biggest twitter news this week; Elon Musk has struck a deal to buy the platform. Researchers are speculating what this means for the future of #SciTwitter


Academic writing is one of the top topics on our twitter feed. We enjoyed the thread below as their were so many contributors offering their own best practices. We have collated some of the Node writing advice in a blog post that you can find here.

Meeting o’clock

Please note that some meetings may be full before their application deadline.

preLights in #devbio

A double feature on crustacean Hox regulation

Aggressive outburst in Kleefstra syndrome model mice

If you are passionate about preprints and would like to gain some additional experience in science communication, then become part of the preLights community. Applications are open until this Friday and you can find out more here.

Just for fun

How many of these have you actually done?

Add a bit of class to your lab with your very own pipette museum

If you would like to write for the Node, check out our recent list of writing ideas. If you would like to contribute to our ‘Developing news’ blog, please get in touch at

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