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Horizon Discovery

Retina Recordings

Scientists adapt an in vivo retina recorder for ex vivo use.

Capturing Complexes

Techniques for analyzing RNA-protein interactions

Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32

Eyes on the Prize

A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development.

Nuclear Cartography

Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation

An Eye for Detail

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.

Sleep Tight

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

Speaking of Vision Science

October 2014’s selection of notable quotes

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

image: Fact or Artifact?

Fact or Artifact?


A study documenting the ubiquity of DNA contamination calls into question a recent paper on food-derived nucleic acids in the human bloodstream.

Researchers have mapped the times of day when mouse genes are transcribed across 12 organs.

Dean Cercone shares the cortical correlates of his creative process as part of a neuroscience-inspired exhibition.

Researchers devise a way to preserve bits of paper containing synthetic gene networks, which can be easily stored and widely distributed. Rehydrated, transcription and translation “come to life.”

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Giant tortoises bounce back; most-cited papers of all time; smallpox vials in limbo

Researchers pinpoint the source of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa to 2-year-old boy who died in southern Guinea.

Allison Doupe, a neuroscientist known for her work exploring the neural mechanisms of learning, has passed away.

Katrina Edwards, whose research focus was on discovering life beneath the ocean floor, has passed away at age 46.

Current Issue

October 2014

Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.

Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?

An overview of visual processing


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

An overview of visual processing

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

Novel toolset substantially decreases time needed to create permanent CRISPR-Cas9-induced genetic changes in cells.

PreciseTM is an ultra-sensitive gene expression assay designed to examine large numbers of standard or low input mRNA samples in a high throughput manner.

NanoScreen Releases ORION Liquid Handling Workstation To Accelerate Drug Discovery

ATCC Adds New Customer-driven Format to its Quality Control Standards Portfolio.

The Pixel system is a stand-alone detection platform for direct mRNA detection from Single Cells and precious samples.

ECIS® pFlow solution for barrier function studies of endothelial cells under flow conditions.

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