Umbrella Species: Conservation’s Poster Children
Umbrella Species: Conservation’s Poster Children
Researchers are evaluating whether selecting one species to provide protection for many is the right approach.
Umbrella Species: Conservation’s Poster Children
Umbrella Species: Conservation’s Poster Children

Researchers are evaluating whether selecting one species to provide protection for many is the right approach.

Researchers are evaluating whether selecting one species to provide protection for many is the right approach.

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As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
The gene-editing technology is already in trials for some rare conditions, with more human testing on the horizon.
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2018
Assessments of species vulnerability provide crucial information for conservation efforts. But the science behind them is still evolving.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Scientists  Bring  Ancient  Proteins  Back  to  Life
Scientists Bring Ancient Proteins Back to Life
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers are resurrecting proteins from millions of years ago to understand evolution and lay the groundwork for bioengineering custom molecules.
New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae
New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae
Ben Nichols | Jun 1, 2018
The functions of the cellular invaginations identified more than half a century ago are now beginning to be understood in detail.
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2018
Identification of new archaea species elucidates the domain’s unique  biology and sheds light on its relationship to eukaryotes.
Slow March Toward a Canavan Cure
Slow March Toward a Canavan Cure
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Two decades after a successful crowdfunding campaign, some clinical trial patients have seen improvements—but there’s still no approved treatment for the disease.