The Scientist

» politics, genetics & genomics and microbiology

Most Recent

image: The Year in Science Policy

The Year in Science Policy

By | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

0 Comments

image: CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials

CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials

By | December 14, 2017

The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.

1 Comment

French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

0 Comments

The proposed tax on graduate tuition waivers would significantly increase students’ taxable income.

0 Comments

image: Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

6 Comments

Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

3 Comments

Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.

0 Comments

image: The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet

The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet

By | December 6, 2017

Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.

0 Comments

image: Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

By | December 5, 2017

Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.

1 Comment

Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Secret Eugenics Conference Uncovered at University College London
  2. How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
  3. That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute
    Daily News That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute

    The Broad Institute and Rockefeller University disagree over which scientists should be named as inventors on certain patents involving the gene-editing technology.

  4. DOE-Sponsored Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Cut 100 More Jobs
AAAS