cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics, culture
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2016
A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
Kerry Grens | Jan 18, 2016
One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Tracy Vence | Jan 11, 2016
The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.
How Multicellularity Arose
How Multicellularity Arose
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2016
Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
Kerry Grens | Jan 5, 2016
A challenge to the first CRISPR patent just got teeth.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2016
Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Master Folder
Master Folder
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.