bioethics, developmental biology
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Mar 20, 2017
The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Bob Grant | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells.
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
National Academies: Germline Editing Should be Permitted
National Academies: Germline Editing Should be Permitted
Diana Kwon | Feb 14, 2017
An international committee says scientists should be allowed to modify human embryos as long as strict oversight criteria are met. 
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2017
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.
Science Your Plants!
Science Your Plants!
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017
CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.
Study: Toddlers of Obese Parents More Susceptible to Developmental Delays
Study: Toddlers of Obese Parents More Susceptible to Developmental Delays
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 4, 2017
Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.