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The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2012
First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.
(Re)Programming Director
Karen Hopkin | Oct 1, 2012
Unwilling to accept the finality of terminal differentiation, Helen Blau has honed techniques that showcase the flexibility of cells to adopt different identities.
Taking the Long View
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2012
In exploring how embryos take shape, John Wallingford has identified a key pathway involved in vertebrate development—and human disease.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
Sweet Smell of Success
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2012
With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.
Hacking the Genome
Karen Hopkin | Jun 1, 2012
In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Truth and Beauty
Karen Hopkin | Apr 1, 2012
With strong foundations in both art and science, Ahna Skop has been able to capture the marvel of—and mechanisms behind—cytokinesis.
Model Citizen
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.
High-Tech Choir Master
High-Tech Choir Master
Karen Hopkin | Jan 1, 2012
Elaine Mardis can make DNA sequencers sing, generating genome data that shed light on evolution and disease.