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GTC cover art September 2019

September 2019
A cluster of butterflies with eyespots on their wings fly away in the sky with concentric circles. Looking carefully, they consist of individuals with wild-type eyespots and mutants with different patterns than the wild-type. There are various theories about the mechanism of forming eyespots. One of them is that it involves the concentric diffusion of a morphogen from the center, but it has recently begun to be questioned. We thank Dr. Shigeyuki Koshikawa (Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University) for providing us an idea of drawing and the current status of research in this field.

GTC cover art August 2019

August 2019
People have long loved ghost stories which send a chill down their spine in the hot summer season. What is illustrated here is the Chromatin Monster. As a result of tails of histones that form the neck being acetylated, the neck was extended, and it was expressed, scratch that, appeared from an old well while exhaling a spooky breath like mRNA from the mouth.