diagnostics, genetics & genomics, microbiology, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Dustin Rubenstein discusses how the discovery of amoebas that farm their own food links the development of agriculture with the evolution of social behavior.
Viral Hijackers
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Truly Phenome-nal
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in microbiology
The Movement of Goods Around the Cell
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011
A biologist and a physicist collaborate on a decade-long exploration of the physical parameters of membrane traffic in eukaryotic cells.
Family Affair
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2011
In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.
The “Me Decade” of Cancer
Sarah Greene | Apr 1, 2011
Drugs that target specific tumors are harbingers of a new era of genetically informed medicine.
Optical Tweezers
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011
Institut Curie researchers Bruno Goud, a biologist, and Patricia Bassereau, a physicist, talk about their fruitful, decade-long collaboration exploring the physics of membrane trafficking in a Skype interview conducted by Associate Editor Richard P. Grant.
Where Cancer and Inflammation Intersect
Where Cancer and Inflammation Intersect
Giorgio Trinchieri | Apr 1, 2011
Recent clinical trials have reignited the interest in simple anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin for controlling the inflammation associated with cancer. 
An Aspirin for your Cancer?
Giorgio Trinchieri | Apr 1, 2011
Can tumors—which can originate from, and often resemble, chronically inflamed tissue—be curtailed using familiar anti-inflammatory agents, without their side effects?
Fountain of Youth?
Richard P. Grant | Apr 1, 2011
Preston Estep discusses the role that telomeres play in the aging process.