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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow.
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.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Roger Tsien R.I.P., predatory publishing, and diversity in science
TS Picks: August 9, 2016
Bob Grant | Aug 9, 2016
Gene therapy money-back guarantee; the brain benefits from bilingualism; Q&A with a science watchdog
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Elizabeth Fiedler | Jul 1, 2016
New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.
Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.
Mini Brains Model Zika Infection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 22, 2016
Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.