China, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2012
The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.
Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs
Ed Yong | Aug 5, 2012
Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.
Why Women Outlive Men
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2012
Mitochondria mutations that affect male, but not female, aging could explain why women tend to live longer than men.
Microbiome Changes During Pregnancy
Sabrina Richards | Aug 2, 2012
Alterations in the commensal gut flora of expecting women may be linked to characteristic weight gain and decreases in insulin sensitivity during pregnancy.
The Stuff of Nightmares
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
DNA, Contortionist
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.
Best Places to Work Academia, 2012
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.