Top 10 Innovations 2015

The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Methods for taking a cell's temperature

A Rainforest Chorus

Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea's forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.

Family Ties

There's more to inheritance than genes.

Looking for Loners

A new algorithm opens doors for detecting rare cell types in mRNA sequencing.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

image: Cortical Census

Cortical Census


Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.

Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.

Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.  

image: Channeling Animals

Channeling Animals


Artists reinterpret structures built by birds, insects, and corals in a new exhibit.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.

A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.

The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.

A look at the technologies now helping researchers edit human genes and discussions of the controversy that has ensued.

Current Issue

December 2015

Issue Cover: Epigenetic Memories

Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic.

How one generation’s experience can affect the next

The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics

Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.

See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

Optimized CRISPR/CAS9 Delivery for Disease Model Generation

Start securely sealing and storing up to 4,000 samples

Porvair Sciences MiniVap™ Gemini

Universal Controlled Laboratory Reactor Simplifies Synthesis Scale-up

DNA-In® CRISPR Transfection Reagent

PluriQ™ G9 Feeder-Free Media Kits


Popular Now

  1. Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
  2. The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
  3. Image of the Day: Mother’s Love
  4. Remote Mind Control

Featured Comment

But not all diagnostics can be made to have high reliability, specificity, etc. The cure for that ... is not to get rid of the diagnostics, but to require that ... the inherent problems are clearly stated with the test and its results.

- Brian Hanley, FDA: Lab Tests Can Cause Harm
Life Technologies