ENCODE, cell & molecular biology, culture
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 24, 2013
A head-to-tail wave of blue fluorescence signals the death of a nematode worm.
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Gene Therapy Coming of Age?
Gene Therapy Coming of Age?
Dan Cossins | Jul 11, 2013
Using lentiviral vectors to replace mutated genes in blood stem cells, scientists successfully treat two rare diseases apparently without causing harmful side effects.
The Downside of Antibiotics?
The Downside of Antibiotics?
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2013
Bacteria-killing antibiotics might also damage a person’s tissues.
Temperature-Sensing Fat Cells
Temperature-Sensing Fat Cells
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
Researchers discover that unlike brown fat cells, white fat cells can directly sense cooling temperatures to switch on genes that control heat production.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
The Art of Science
The Art of Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.
Father of Crystallography Dies
Father of Crystallography Dies
Jeffrey Denoncourt | Jun 17, 2013
Nobel Laureate Jerome Karle has passed away at age 94.