ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 57. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2007. Original Russian Text © the Editorial Board, 2007, published in Ontogenez, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 85. CURRENT PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY DOI: 10.1134/S1062360407020014 Developmental biology, a discipline based on clas- Developmental Biology named after Kol’tsov, which is sical and experimental embryology and closely related successively related to the Kol’tsov’s Institute of physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, occu- Experimental Biology. Therefore, the Editorial Board pied an important place in biology of the second half of of ONTOGENEZ decided to publish in the next three the 20th century. The number of journals publishing issues of the journal papers on current problems of papers on developmental biology is ever growing and developmental biology from different institutions and prestigious prizes, including the Nobel prizes, have regions of our country. In the ﬁrst of these issues, we recently been awarded for developmental biology stud- publish the paper by Alexei M. Olovnikov, in which the ies. In the Soviet Union and then Russia, such a journal author presents a hypothesis on the role of paragenome was also founded: ONTOGENEZ, which is translated as a system controlling the realization of genetic infor- into English under the title RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF mation in the course of morphogeneses. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOILOGY. Even an overview In the papers to be published, different aspects of of publications in this journal shows that developmen- developmental biology are considered: morphological, tal biology studies are carried out in many academic physiological, biochemical, and molecular-genetic. institutions and universities of this country. A.O. Kow- They will present the results of studying proliferation alewsky prize is regularly awarded for such studies by and differentiation in developing and adult organisms, the Russian Academy of Sciences and A.O. Kow- mechanisms of genetic regulation of the developmental alewsky medal is awarded by the St. Petersburg Society program and its control at different levels and at differ- of Naturalists. Developmental biology studies are ent stages of ontogenesis, and many other aspects of extensively supported by the Russian Foundation for development. Basic Research. On behalf of the Editorial Board I express a hope Ninety years ago, the Institute of Experimental Biol- that publication of these papers, mostly written by the ogy, the ﬁrst experimental biology institution in Russia, authors at requests of the Editorial Board members, was organized by the outstanding Russian scientist will enhance further development of investigations in Nikolai K. Kol’tsov. Investigations in the ﬁeld of exper- this ﬁeld in our country. imental embryology developed in Russia by Dmitri P. Filatov, as well as genetic and physiology Sergei G. Vassetzky studies, constituted the basis of this Institute. Forty years ago, Boris L. Astaurov organized the Institute of Editor-in-Chief
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