News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.

In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.

Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.

image: DNA as an Artistic Medium

DNA as an Artistic Medium


An artist creates images on electrophoresis gels using exhibition visitors’ pooled genetic material.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.

Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.

The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 

Current Issue

October 2016

Issue Cover: 30th Anniversary Issue

Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.

Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.

From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.

Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

The reason for misaligned tips lies in the widespread generic tip cone

Even draws attention to further translational applications of 3D tissue models.

launch of its TrueMethyl® Whole Genome (TMWG) integrated workflow system   

BrandTech introduces the Transferpette® S Adjustable Volume, Single Channel pipette

Convenient, fast DNA extraction...

Aim to investigate non-invasive specimen preparation techniques

Popular Now

  1. HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
  2. Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
  3. Investigation Finds Pathologist Guilty of Systemic Misconduct
  4. Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait

Featured Comment

    Negative results are good results, positive results are good results, bad results just come from bad lab practice.

- SYNBIO Jo, The Zombie Literature