cell & molecular biology, culture
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2013
Tracks and Shadows, The Gap, The Cure in the Code, and An Appetite for Wonder
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Some Nerve
Some Nerve
Greg Dunn | Nov 1, 2013
The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn
Salary Stats
Salary Stats
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
The Scientist opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.
Evolving Pain Resistance
Evolving Pain Resistance
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
Opinion: Academic Waste
Opinion: Academic Waste
Linda Feighery | Oct 17, 2013
From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Ed Yong | Oct 10, 2013
Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results.