CO2, ecology, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Steven Apfelbaum | Oct 29, 2012
Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.
mRNA Not Equal in All Cells
mRNA Not Equal in All Cells
Dan Cossins | Oct 26, 2012
Scientists identify a false assumption of standard gene expression analyses that could lead to the reappraisal of many prior studies.
Eggs Trade Genes
Eggs Trade Genes
Ruth Williams | Oct 24, 2012
Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.
Natural-Born Doctors
Natural-Born Doctors
Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?
Searching for Alien Genomes
Searching for Alien Genomes
Jef Akst | Oct 22, 2012
J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.
Opinion: Controlling Invasion
Opinion: Controlling Invasion
Chenghai Yang | Oct 15, 2012
Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.
hESC Opponents File with Supreme Court
hESC Opponents File with Supreme Court
Jef Akst | Oct 12, 2012
Scientists fighting the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research bring their case before the country’s highest court.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Growing New Neurons
Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Beard Beer
Beard Beer
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.