bioluminescence, genetics & genomics
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017
It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.
 
Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin
Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food
Book Excerpt from <em>Flavor</em>
Book Excerpt from Flavor
Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
Image of the Day: Night Lights
Image of the Day: Night Lights
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2017
The bioluminescent mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.