cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Science Historian Dies
Science Historian Dies
Karen Zusi | Dec 9, 2015
Lisa Jardine, former chair of the U.K.’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, has passed away at age 71.
CRISPR Therapy in a Dish
CRISPR Therapy in a Dish
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2015
Redirecting the gene-editing tool to modulate gene expression, researchers restore protein function in cells from a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Owl Be Darned
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, December 4
The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions
Reproducibility Initiative Shrinks
Reproducibility Initiative Shrinks
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2015
Budget issues are limiting the number of studies the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will try to re-do.
TS Picks: December 3, 2015
TS Picks: December 3, 2015
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2015
Inducing brain infections to cure cancer?; new journal publishes bit science; priming the brain for language learning
Let’s Talk Human Engineering
Let’s Talk Human Engineering
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2015
Experts continue to discuss the logistics and ethical considerations of editing human genomes at a historic meeting in Washington, DC. 
Jungle Field Trip
Jungle Field Trip
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.