Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.
Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in C. elegans.
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes
At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.