ENCODE, immunology, ecology, genetics & genomics
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.
Omics
Stephen Friend, Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.
Newly Discovered Species
Newly Discovered Species
N/A | Oct 1, 2011
Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.
Early Warning Signs
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in Ecology
Charting the Course
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2011
Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.
The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.
The Human Genome Project, Then and Now
Walter F. Bodmer | Oct 1, 2011
An early advocate of the sequencing of the human genome reflects on his own predictions from 1986.
Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome
Stephen Friend | Oct 1, 2011
By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.
Double Blind
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 1, 2011
The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.