cancer, cell & molecular biology
Opinion: Evolving Engineering
George M. Church | Oct 1, 2011
Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.
A Small Revolution
Erica Westly | Oct 1, 2011
In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.
Charting the Course
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2011
Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.
Going Viral
Going Viral
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
The promise of viruses as biotech tools will help molecular biology fulfill its true potential.
Nanomedicine
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2011
At the nanoscale old materials acquire new properties that International Institute for Nanotechnology Director Chad Mirkin thinks will change the way medicine is practiced.
Traffic Cops
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Editor's Choice in Cell Biology
Swallowing the Surgeon
Swallowing the Surgeon
Erica Westly | Oct 1, 2011
In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.
Interview: Speaking of Memory
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.