Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
This year’s winners also include the developers of nusinersen, an oligonucleotide therapeutic for spinal muscular atrophy.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist

This year’s winners also include the developers of nusinersen, an oligonucleotide therapeutic for spinal muscular atrophy.

This year’s winners also include the developers of nusinersen, an oligonucleotide therapeutic for spinal muscular atrophy.

epigenetics, immunology, vaccine, evolution
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Shawna Williams | Oct 4, 2018
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
The immunologists, honored with the 2018 award in Physiology or Medicine, pioneered immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Infographic: The Omentum&rsquo;s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.