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Jane Maienschein

Jane Maienschein is Regents’ Professor and Parents Association Professor in the School of Life Sciences and Director of the Center of Biology and Society at Arizona State University.

Titles by This Editor

A History of Developmental Evolution

Although we now know that ontogeny (individual development) does not actually recapitulate phylogeny (evolutionary transformation), contrary to Ernst Haeckel's famous dictum, the relationship between embryological development and evolution remains the subject of intense scientific interest. In the 1990s a new field, evolutionary developmental biology (or Evo-Devo), was hailed as the synthesis of developmental and evolutionary biology.