The Scientist

» drosophila, culture and genetics & genomics

Most Recent

image: How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps

How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps

By | July 10, 2017

Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Oculus Reparo

Image of the Day: Oculus Reparo

By | July 10, 2017

Following an injury to a Drosophila pupal wing, macrophages swoop in, engulfing debris and aiding in the tissue regeneration process.

0 Comments

image: RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

By | June 30, 2017

Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.

1 Comment

The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

0 Comments

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium aims to characterize the entire mouse genome, starting first with more than 3,300 genes. 

0 Comments

An analysis of human cancer genome projects uncovers a counterintuitive loss of ribosomal gene copies.

0 Comments

By spreading a poison and hoarding the remedy, wtf4 improves its chances of being inherited. 

0 Comments

Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.

1 Comment

The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.

1 Comment

image: Lords of the Flies

Lords of the Flies

By | June 19, 2017

Biologists’ walk in the woods sparks the creation of a masterful fruit fly field guide. 

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.
  2. Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
  3. Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
  4. Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?
RayBiotech