ENCODE, culture, immunology
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Simultaneous Release
Simultaneous Release
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2014
Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook
Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>
Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014
Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.
Birds of a Genome
Birds of a Genome
Jef Akst | May 21, 2014
Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.
Back from the Blacklist?
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | May 8, 2014
Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst, Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Robert Norman | May 1, 2014
Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.