Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule

A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.

A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.

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Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2019
A neurologist by training, Stefánsson founded Iceland-based deCODE Genetics to explore what the human genome can tell us about disease and our species’ evolution.
Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor
Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019
A microneedle-containing skin patch offers researchers a noninvasive way to survey immune responses in mice.

Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Itzhak Mizrahi, Fotini Kokou | Mar 1, 2019
The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.
The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
Anna Nowogrodzki | Mar 1, 2019
Researchers are developing an array of techniques for accurately and efficiently inserting genes into DNA.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2019 issue of The Scientist.

Drugs, Developed
Drugs, Developed
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2019
In an era of instant communication, we must be careful how word of new and untested treatments is shared.
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall | Mar 1, 2019
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2019
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.