cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Ruth Williams | Oct 29, 2015
Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.
FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer
FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of an engineered herpesvirus for the treatment of melanoma marks the first oncolytic virus to enter the market.
WHO: Some Meats May Cause Cancer
WHO: Some Meats May Cause Cancer
Tracy Vence | Oct 27, 2015
Experts discuss the agency’s classification of red and processed meats as probable and confirmed carcinogens, respectively.
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2015
Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Kerry Grens | Oct 21, 2015
The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.