Forward to the special issue on Hox/Tale transcription factors in development and disease.Forward to the special issue on Hox/Tale transcription factors in development and disease.Wellik DM, Torres M, Ros MA.2013-11-20T23:00:00Z<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">​Abstract</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#1c1d1e;background-color:#ffffff;">This special issue of </span><em class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">Developmental Dynamics</em><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#1c1d1e;background-color:#ffffff;"> was inspired by the </span><em class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">HOX and TALE Transcription Factors in Development and Disease COST Action</em><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#1c1d1e;background-color:#ffffff;"> that has been meeting annually since 2009. This action has gathered researchers from Spain, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Israel, Belgium, Poland, Turkey, and the United States and focuses on the highly conserved HOX and TALE transcription factors. HOX and TALE factors occupy a central position in several areas of biomedical research. They are important in the developmental patterning of numerous organ systems and serve as key models for the study of numerous developmental processes, transcriptional mechanisms, epigenetic control of gene expression, and the balance between proliferation and differentiation.</span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#383838;"><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dvdy.24098">​Dev Dyn. 2014 Jan;243(1):1-3.</a></span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:-webkit-standard;font-size:medium;"></span><br></p>223