digital PCR, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms
Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2015
As researchers work to improve the precision gene-editing technology, the community discusses the best way to use it.
Constant Evolution
Constant Evolution
Ruth Williams | Dec 16, 2015
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.
Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved
Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights a rare-disease drug that is produced in the eggs of genetically modified chickens.
CRISPR Therapy in a Dish
CRISPR Therapy in a Dish
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2015
Redirecting the gene-editing tool to modulate gene expression, researchers restore protein function in cells from a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, December 4
The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions
Let’s Talk Human Engineering
Let’s Talk Human Engineering
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2015
Experts continue to discuss the logistics and ethical considerations of editing human genomes at a historic meeting in Washington, DC. 
Modern Rehab
Modern Rehab
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.