This book is an overview of contemporary research in the molecular and cellular aspects of mouse embryonic development. It showcases how embryological experimentation is shedding light on issues of early embryonic patterning, inductive interactions and organogenesis. The authors are all experts in mammalian development and each chapter provides an introductory overview of the field as well as more detailed current research findings. This book is aimed at investigators, from graduate students to senior scientists, who are beginning to explore the mouse as a model system for studying vertebrate development and its relevance to human disease. The mouse is becoming increasingly attractive as the major model system for the functional annotation of mammalian genome. This book provides a broad-based introductory research-based text for investigators who may be interested in incorporating the mouse into their research endeavors.Janet Rossant is the author of 'Mouse Development: Patterning, Morphogenesis, and Organogenesis', published 2002 under ISBN 9780125979511 and ISBN 0125979517.