DNA, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2016
Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Abby Olena | Dec 8, 2016
Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Ruth Williams | Dec 6, 2016
Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 
“Celldance” Selections
“Celldance” Selections
The Scientist Staff | Dec 5, 2016
Highlights from the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 video grant competition
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Cells Follow Stiffness Gradients by Playing Tug-of-War
Cells Follow Stiffness Gradients by Playing Tug-of-War
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
Cells with the best traction on a substrate pull their neighbors toward firmer ground.
Early 3-D Image Analysis Revealed Surprising Symmetry in the Nuclear Pore
Early 3-D Image Analysis Revealed Surprising Symmetry in the Nuclear Pore
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
In 1992, advancements in microscopy zoomed in on the precise architecture of the complex, including unforeseen structural repetition in two halves of the ring.
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
The Harvard professor is pursuing fundamental questions about autophagy, protein homeostasis, and other cellular processes, and he’s always on the lookout for his next new topic.
Pushing Boundaries
Pushing Boundaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Applying physics, chemistry, and cell biology, Satyajit Mayor seeks to understand how cell membranes work.
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Charles M. Strom | Dec 1, 2016
Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.