bioethics, developmental biology
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016
Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016
Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.
A Gut Feeling
A Gut Feeling
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.
Guts and Glory
Guts and Glory
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2016
An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Getting Animal Research Right
Getting Animal Research Right
Andrew Jefcoat | Mar 1, 2016
Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2016
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.