cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
January 2016's selection of notable quotes
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Reveling in the Revealed
Reveling in the Revealed
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2016
A growing toolbox for surveying the activity of entire genomes
RNA Methylation Dynamics
RNA Methylation Dynamics
and Gidi Rechavi, Dan Dominissini, Chuan He | Jan 1, 2016
Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.
Ancient Irish
Ancient Irish
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2015
The genomes of a 5,200-year-old woman and three 4,000-year-old men yield clues about the founding of Celtic populations.
Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils
Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 29, 2015
A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  
Genes’ Cycles Change with Age
Genes’ Cycles Change with Age
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2015
As the rhythmic expression of many genes falls out of sync in older human brains, a subset of transcripts gain rhythmicity with age.
GM Calves Move to University
GM Calves Move to University
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015
The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.