Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study

Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.

Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.

cell & molecular biology
Image of the Day: Worm Rocket
Image of the Day: Worm Rocket
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019
See the winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s fluorescence imaging competition.
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Emily Makowski | Dec 5, 2019
Macrophages transport HIV-like particles into lymph nodes during infection.
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
The physician-researcher laid the groundwork for genetic cloning and led the US Food and Drug Administration as the country faced the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Joshua Finkelstein, Kelly McLaughlin, and Michael Levin | Dec 1, 2019
Physicists, geneticists, computer scientists, and biologists are working together to gain a full appreciation of the intricacies of organismal growth and form.
Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Using a tiny thermometer, researchers record fluctuations of more than 7 Kelvin in sea slug neurons when a heat-generating mitochondrial process is switched on.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
What do scientists know about this membraneless nuclear body discovered less than two decades ago?
In Werb's Words
In Werb's Words
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
University of California, San Francisco, biologist Zena Werb discusses her research on breast cancer progression and treatment.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2019 issue of The Scientist.