Debating Bioethics Openly
Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.
Opinion: On Patenting Genes
The scientific community and the impact of the Myriad Genetics Supreme Court decision
Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.
To control their color displays, squid fine-tune the optical properties of light-reflecting cells by rapidly expelling and imbibing water across a tightly pleated membrane
A thermosensitive ion channel helps C. elegans live longer at cold temperatures.
Deficiencies in a cellular motor that carries a serotonin receptor are associated with anxiety in mice.
Master of Fate
While tracing the tricky and sometimes surprising paths of multipotent cells in the skin, mammary gland, and heart, Cédric Blanpain has repeatedly turned the stem cell field on its head.