Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another

Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.

Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.

cell & molecular biology
The Biggest Science News of 2020
The Biggest Science News of 2020
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2020
Neanderthal DNA surprises in modern humans, the first blood test for Alzheimer’s, a discovery of new human salivary glands, and, oh yeah, a pandemic
2020 in Pictures
2020 in Pictures
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020
This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
Those We Lost in 2020
Those We Lost in 2020
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020
The scientific community bid farewell to researchers who furthered the fields of molecular biology, virology, sleep science, and immunology, among others.
New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells
New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells
Diana Kwon | Dec 17, 2020
Researchers report a new way of generating the cells from induced pluripotent stem cells in hopes they will one day be used in blood transfusions.
Peering into the Cell<br>
Peering into the Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 16, 2020
Researchers visualize the beautiful inner world of cells!
Editor&rsquo;s Picks of <em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Best Infographics of 2020
Editor’s Picks of The Scientist’s Best Infographics of 2020
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2020
This year’s most captivating illustrations tell stories from the micro scale—such as newborn neurons in the adult brain and bacteria in the infant gut—to the scale of entire ecosystems, including reintroduced predators and rising seas.
Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study
Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study
Max Kozlov | Dec 6, 2020
Researchers repaired what is otherwise irreversible damage in the animals’ ocular neurons, by activating transcription factors ordinarily used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells.
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins&rsquo; Structures
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins’ Structures
Lisa Winter | Dec 2, 2020
The technology solves proteins’ 3-D shapes in minutes, when traditional methods may take years.
Stress-Induced Chromosome Changes Protect Flies&rsquo; Aging Brains
Stress-Induced Chromosome Changes Protect Flies’ Aging Brains
Lisa Winter | Dec 1, 2020
Brain cells in older Drosophila tend to have more than two complete sets of chromosomes, and that polyploidy most likely has a protective function, a study shows.