Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten, and Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
The Two Faces of Metastasis
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
Researchers are permanently marking endangered reptiles in Madagascar to keep the animals from entering the illegal wildlife trade.
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Best Places for Postdocs, 2012
Postdocs at this year’s top-ranked institutions get to tackle human health and disease from every angle.
Asking pointed questions is a key part of the scientific process.
Speaking of Science
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
Marked for Life
Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.