evolution, developmental biology, microbiology
Ind. Senators Vote for Creationism
Bob Grant | Jan 27, 2012
A committee in the Indiana state legislature OKs a bill aimed at getting creationism into public school science classes.
The Making of a Trait
Megan Scudellari | Jan 26, 2012
Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Evolving Multicellularity
Jef Akst | Jan 16, 2012
Using an artificial selection paradigm, researchers watch as unicellular yeast evolve into snowflake-like clusters with distinct multicellular characteristics.
Killer TB Hits India
Bob Grant | Jan 16, 2012
An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.
Iron Builds a Better Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 9, 2012
Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.
How to Survive Freezing Waters
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2012
For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Capsule Reviews
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed
Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34