An exploration of the current primary literature relating to the molecular and cellular principles underlying the control of embryonic development. This seminar is designed to introduce the student to critically reading the current scientific primary literature. Thepresentations will also provide the student the opportunity to become familiar with some of the recent advances and important molecular and cellular experimental techniques currently being used in the field of Developmental Biology. The term paper associated with the seminar will be in the form of a review article focusing on some aspect of the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling embryonic development and will also require the student to become more familiar with the current primary literature. May be taken for Honors credit or by permission of instructor. Prerequisites: BIO 2600 and either BIO 2400 or BIO 2700. Co-requisite: BIO 4001 Developmental Biology.