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Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 9, 2018
A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases.
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects
The Best Multimedia of 2017
Catherine Offord | Dec 27, 2017
Editors’ picks of the year’s best in
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 13, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host.
Meet the Press, 1967
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2017
Fifty years ago, Arthur Kornberg announced to reporters that his team had synthesized functional DNA.
Cancer Researcher, Former AACR President Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2017
Donald Coffey, a longtime professor at Johns Hopkins University, discovered the nuclear matrix within cells and its role in DNA replication.
Mass Resignation from
’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen
Rachel Berkowitz | Oct 1, 2017
Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.