anthropology, cell & molecular biology, 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.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
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.
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 13, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Cancer Immunotherapist
Cancer Immunotherapist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.
Contributors
Contributors
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Cancer Kismet
Cancer Kismet
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.