biobank, culture, developmental biology
Stapel Paper Retracted
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2011
The Dutch Psychologist who’s made headlines recently for a massive case of scientific fraud has a Science paper retracted.
Astronaut Worms Return from Space
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.
Life Sciences Salary Survey 2011
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | Dec 1, 2011
US salaries are starting to recover after last year’s survey recorded the first-ever drop.
Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42
Science and Stanzas
Katherine Larson | Dec 1, 2011
A poet finds artistic inspiration in her work as a scientist and new perceptions in the lines and linkages of her art.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the November/December 2011 issue of The Scientist.
Eye of Newt
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.
Teen DNA Detectives
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2011
Genomicist Mark Stoeckle and three high school students have taken do-it-yourself science to a new level. 
Newts' New Eyes
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.