agriculture, developmental biology
Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks
Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks
Bob Grant | May 13, 2015
Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Contributors
Contributors
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Study: Pesticides Harm Bees
Study: Pesticides Harm Bees
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2015
A researcher challenges the UK government’s conclusion that neonicotinoids aren’t that bad for pollinators.
Short, Strong Signals
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
Slip Me Some Skin
Slip Me Some Skin
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.
Reading Between the Pages
Reading Between the Pages
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Tetsuya Ishii | Feb 25, 2015
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.