Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory
Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory
The embryo, grown in a dish from several types of stem cells, went through gastrulation, a significant stage in development.
Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory
Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory

The embryo, grown in a dish from several types of stem cells, went through gastrulation, a significant stage in development.

The embryo, grown in a dish from several types of stem cells, went through gastrulation, a significant stage in development.

cell culture, bioinformatics
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2018
Identification of new archaea species elucidates the domain’s unique  biology and sheds light on its relationship to eukaryotes.
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
David W. Craig | Apr 1, 2018
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 9, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
The Scientist Staff | Oct 24, 2017
Scientists engineered a synthetic, nutrient-rich gel that feeds growing organoids as they mature from human pluripotent stem cells into 3-D bowels.
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2017
An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.
Ready, Set, Grow
Ready, Set, Grow
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2017
How to culture stem cells without depending on mouse feeder cells
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2017
Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs