evolution, cell & molecular biology, cancer
Plant Immunity
Plant Immunity
Amanda B. Keener | Feb 1, 2016
How plants fight off pathogens
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Ruth Williams | Jan 27, 2016
Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.
Lizard Secretes Heat
Lizard Secretes Heat
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.
How Multicellularity Arose
How Multicellularity Arose
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.