diseases/medicine, microbiology, genetics & genomics, culture
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
How Are We Doing?
The Scientist Staff | Nov 29, 2011
Let us know what you like about The Scientist, and how we can improve our coverage of the life sciences.
DNA Barcoding Boom
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.
Sweet Potato Gets Funding
Tia Ghose | Nov 23, 2011
Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Tia Ghose | Nov 22, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2011
Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2011
Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.
Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 18, 2011
Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.
The Call of the Finding
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2011
Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.