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anniversary issue
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Walter F. Bodmer | Oct 1, 2011 | 4 min read
In celebration of major conceptual advances in biology and the revolutions just over the horizon
Neuroscience
Edyta Zeilinska | Oct 1, 2011 | 3 min read
Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.
Omics
Stephen Friend and Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011 | 3 min read
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.
Funding
Mary Woolley and Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2011 | 3 min read
Explore the past and present of US research funding, compare the investment priorities of the United States and Europe, and read an opinion from Research!America president Mary Woolley on what scientists need to do to secure the financial future of the US research enterprise.
Nanomedicine
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2011 | 3 min read
At the nanoscale old materials acquire new properties that International Institute for Nanotechnology Director Chad Mirkin thinks will change the way medicine is practiced.
The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011 | 2 min read
Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.
Celebrating 25 Years of The Scientist
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Our silver anniversary issue celebrates a quarter century of covering major advances in the life sciences—some in fields that didn’t even exist when we first went to press—and looks ahead to future research milestones.
A Small Revolution
Erica Westly | Oct 1, 2011 | 5 min read
In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.
Designing Genetic Circuits
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Near the turn of the millennium, James Collins and Stanislas Leibler independently undertook rather similar projects: design what would become synthetic biology’s seminal genetic circuits. And they came up with strikingly similar action plans.
Data Deluge
Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011 | 7 min read
Large-scale data collection and analysis have fundamentally altered the process and mind-set of biological research.
Swallowing the Surgeon
Erica Westly | Oct 1, 2011 | 1 min read
In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.
Kandel on Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on signal transduction in the nervous system, chats about the ever-changing field of neuroscience, funding, his students, and what he hopes science will accomplish.
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