Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year

From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.

From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.

CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Hindsight
Hindsight
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2018
Looking back at a year filled with discoveries and challenges.
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
2018 Top 10 Innovations
2018 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Biology happens on many levels, from ecosystems to electron transport chains. These tools may help spur discoveries at all of life's scales.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 28, 2018
He Jiankui, who reportedly edited the genomes of two babies already, broke the news at a conference in Hong Kong.
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 27, 2018
The college has opened an investigation into Michael Deem’s involvement.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
CRISPR Reworked to Record a Cell’s Own Transcriptional Activity
CRISPR Reworked to Record a Cell’s Own Transcriptional Activity
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2018
Researchers create permanent DNA records directly from transient RNA transcripts within bacterial cells.