Caught on Camera

Selected Images of the Day

Entry Requirements

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies

Precisely Placed

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

Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century

As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule.

Sexless Hook-Up

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

Crossing Boundaries

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

Surviving the Ice Age

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

Ruben Gonzalez Jr.: Molecular Visualizer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. Age 42

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

The forum’s founders have obtained legal counsel and are preparing for the possibility of user information being subpoenaed as part of a lawsuit.

Microlesions in heart muscle may contribute to cardiac complications in elderly patients, a study shows.

image: Heritable Histones

Heritable Histones


Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers should be taking part in discussions on the future of biomedical research.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The WHO says more than 20,000 people could be infected by November, while the CDC estimates the epidemic will strike some 500,000 people by the end of January.

Sharing data; blood-based biomarkers; “midnight snack” science

Starting October 20, the journal will only accept open-access research submissions, making it Nature’s first and only all-OA title.

Two giants merge as the German drug maker acquires the US-based science supply company.

Current Issue

September 2014

In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

Now showing clinical progress against liver diseases, the gene-silencing technique begins to fulfill some of its promises.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.

Johns Hopkins University Chemist Larry Principe discusses his favorite alchemy painting, the topic of this month’s Foundations.

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Microplate Surface Supports Growth of Spheroid Cultures

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