3D cubes showing letters representing the four DNA bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) and small DNA helices.
Discovering the Functions of Noncoding Sequence Variants
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 12, 2024 | 4 min read
Neville Sanjana explored noncoding genomic regions by combining pooled CRISPR screening and single cell sequencing.
Vaccines and Beyond: Strategies and Technologies for mRNA Therapeutics
Vaccines and Beyond: Strategies and Technologies for mRNA Therapeutics
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
An expert panel will discuss mRNA-based vaccines, current approaches and challenges, and how researchers are moving RNA therapeutics forward in exciting new directions.
Fluorescent microscopy image with a black background and blue, green, and red colors marking different cells.
A Safe-Haven for Intestinal Viruses
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Jun 11, 2024 | 4 min read
A rare gut cell puzzles researchers by avoiding immune cells.
A light blue circular double helix against a dark blue background.
Artificial Chromosomes for Disease Modeling
Holly Barker, PhD | Jun 12, 2024 | 3 min read
A new technique for synthesizing chromosomes can introduce panels of genes into disease models to facilitate drug testing.
An individual working at a scientific bench in front of a microscope. 
How to Present a Research Study’s Limitations
Nathan Ni, PhD | 4 min read
All studies have imperfections, but how to present them without diminishing the value of the work can be tricky.
3D illustration of purple neurons.
An Immune Mechanism Maintains Memory
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 10, 2024 | 4 min read
A receptor that recognizes DNA fragments formed during learning is necessary for proper memory formation.
Microscopy image of an ovary labeled with blue, green, and yellow fluorescent markers.
A Cellular Roadmap for Fertility
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Jun 6, 2024 | 4 min read
Researchers created a spatial atlas of rare cell types in the ovaries.
Preparing Samples for Single Cell Methods
Preparing Samples for Single Cell Methods
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Arpita Kulkarni will share tips and tricks for successful single cell RNA sequencing experiments.
Graphic depicting the microbiota consisting of various blue and red bacterial cells
Boosting Bacterial Genomes to Better Explore the Microbiome
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Jun 7, 2024 | 4 min read
Gang Fang’s new metagenomics method helps sequence rare bacteria.
A 3D microscopic image of a heart tissue section with cardiac myocytes and macrophages.
Taking Out the Trash: An Alternative Cellular Disposal Pathway
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Jun 6, 2024 | 4 min read
Researchers reveal that cellular secretion removes defective mitochondria when lysosomes are dysfunctional.
Spherical viruses with spiked membrane proteins on their surfaces surround larger suspended cancer cells. 
Introduction to Oncolytic Virotherapy 
Amielle Moreno, PhD | 8 min read
Oncolytic virotherapy selectively attacks tumors and triggers both immediate and long-lasting immune responses. 
Cartoon of clock faces arranged in the shape of a brain.
Human Neurons Play the Waiting Game
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 5, 2024 | 4 min read
When it comes to development, an epigenetic clock may be responsible for human neurons’ slower maturation.
Four circular maps of color-coded immune cell types corresponding to the four tumor microenvironment archetypes.
A Bird’s Eye View of the Tumor Microenvironment
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 3 min read
Immune cells form different communities throughout a tumor, potentially disrupting how cancers respond to treatments.
Modeling the Intestines with Mini Guts
Modeling the Intestines with Mini Guts
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Arthur Beyder and Melanie Maya Kaelberer will discuss how scientists use intestinal organoids, also known as mini guts, to explore the digestive system in health and disease.