Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics

Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.

Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.

ACS, genetics & genomics, culture
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years ago reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2018
The purchase adds long-read sequencing to Illumina’s portfolio.
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2018
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
EncrypGen will enable individuals to sell their deidentified data for research.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.