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Setting the Record Straight

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?

Rewritten in Blood

A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.

Splitting Hairs

Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.

Aristotelian Biology

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

Chagas Watchdogs

Can screening dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies inform public health officials about the risk of Chagas disease to people?

Entry Requirements

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies

Surviving the Ice Age

A beginner’s guide to freezing and thawing pluripotent stem cells

Precisely Placed

Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

During systemic infection, mice kick-start the production of a specific sugar to feed and protect the beneficial bacteria in their guts while fighting pathogenic strains.

Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population.

Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.

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Bacteriophage Boom?

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Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.

After nearly two dozen cases of the deadly disease, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus in its tracks.

Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 increases a child’s risk of obesity.

Vertebrate populations have fallen by half during the last 40 years, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund.

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

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An overview of visual processing

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

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Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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