BRCA2, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2013
New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013
The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.
Evolving Pain Resistance
Evolving Pain Resistance
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Ed Yong | Oct 10, 2013
Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results. 
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2013
The long-debated issue of whether mammals can use RNA interference as an antiviral defense mechanism is finally put to rest.
Influential Ecologist Dies
Influential Ecologist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 24, 2013
Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.
New Organelle: The Tannosome
New Organelle: The Tannosome
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2013
Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Ed Yong | Sep 18, 2013
By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.