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On the Trail of the Jackalope
How horned rabbits led the way to the HPV vaccine
ABOVE: ©shutterstock.com, BlueLotusArt
On the Trail of the Jackalope
On the Trail of the Jackalope

How horned rabbits led the way to the HPV vaccine

How horned rabbits led the way to the HPV vaccine

ABOVE: ©shutterstock.com, BlueLotusArt

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2,000-Year-Old Salmon DNA Reveals Secret to Sustainable Fisheries
Dan Robitzski | Nov 29, 2021
Genomic analysis of ancient chum salmon bones and cultural knowledge from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation suggest that people in the Pacific Northwest managed fisheries for thousands of years by harvesting males and releasing females.
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Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
Chloe Tenn | Nov 11, 2021
The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  
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An Optimized Culture Medium for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne | Dec 10, 2021
An animal component-free culture medium provides a safe and robust alternative for maintaining induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Genetic Risks for Depression Differ Between Ancestral Groups
Chloe Tenn | Oct 19, 2021
A large genome-wide association study in East Asians uncovers novel genetic links to depression, calling attention to the consequences of underrepresentation of non-European groups in genetic research data.
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Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2021
Female scientists in Mexico have filed at least four formal complaints alleging abuse by Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity.
Introducing Cell Culture Application-Specific Fetal Bovine Serum Products
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Jun 15, 2021
A cost-effective fetal bovine serum product line is tailored for individual cell culture needs.  
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One chimpanzee has its hand on the ear of another, as it peers onto the back of its neck. A third chimpanzee is in the background.
Chimp Groups Have Their Own Distinct “Handshakes”
Robin Donovan | Jun 18, 2021
A 12-year study shows variation among primate groups in how the animals clasp hands during grooming, but consistency within them, even as group membership shifts over time.
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How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
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Scientists Reconstruct Warrior Pharaoh’s Murder Using CT Scans
Stephenie Livingston | Feb 17, 2021
A forensic investigation of Seqenenre Taa II’s traumatic injuries suggests he died with his hands tied behind his back, perhaps the end result of fighting to liberate his kingdom.
Why Fish Don’t Exist TS Book Club Discussion
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 28, 2021
Join The Scientist on March 19 to discuss Lulu Miller’s book about a determined taxonomist whose life and work constitute a fable illustrating the hazards of categorization.
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Joseph Gentile | Jan 1, 2021
Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist.
Book Excerpt from When Brains Dream
Robert Stickgold, Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
Ferreting out the biological function of dreaming is a frontier in neuroscience.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Sibrandes Poppema | Dec 1, 2020
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Science Is My Copilot
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2020
As the world around us seems increasingly volatile, protecting and respecting the integrity of research and evidence becomes more important than ever.
Opinion: The Biological Function of Dreams
Robert Stickgold, Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
The scenarios that run through our sleeping brains may help us explore possible solutions to concerns from our waking lives.
Transcendent Kingdom TS Book Club Discussion
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 26, 2020
Join The Scientist on December 11 to discuss Yaa Gyasi’s sophomore novel, about a Stanford University neuroscience grad student navigating family issues, lab work, and her emerging identity.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Book Excerpt from Every Life is On Fire
Jeremy England | Nov 1, 2020
In Chapter 7, “Wind and Breath,” author Jeremy England considers research findings that point to a surprising, emergent property of seemingly disordered molecules.