agriculture, culture, genetics & genomics, immunology
We're Back
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
The Scientist is back in business and will continue to bring you the latest news and greatest developments in the life sciences.
Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.
Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2011
Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.
New Journal Ratings Questioned
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2011
A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.
Makeup Enhances Likability
Sabrina Richards | Oct 5, 2011
The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.
A Mouse Model of Autism?
Tia Ghose | Oct 3, 2011
Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.
Omics
Stephen Friend, Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.
Opinion: Synthesizing Life
J. Craig Venter | Oct 1, 2011
Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.