Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall
Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall
By bringing genetics into clinical medicine, the University of British Columbia medical geneticist helped to identify the gene mutations responsible for many rare diseases.
Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall
Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall

By bringing genetics into clinical medicine, the University of British Columbia medical geneticist helped to identify the gene mutations responsible for many rare diseases.

By bringing genetics into clinical medicine, the University of British Columbia medical geneticist helped to identify the gene mutations responsible for many rare diseases.

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Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
<em>C. elegans&nbsp;</em>Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 15, 2019
By unraveling the molecular underpinnings of inherited blood disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital researcher has provided the basis for therapies now being tested for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2019
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Robert Murphy Bets Self-Driving Instruments Will Crack Biology&rsquo;s Mysteries
Robert Murphy Bets Self-Driving Instruments Will Crack Biology’s Mysteries
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2019
The Carnegie Mellon computational biologist thinks machine learning algorithms can direct high-throughput experiments to solve the field’s unanswered questions.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
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Image of the Day: Double Header
Image of the Day: Double Header
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 8, 2019
Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2018
The medicine increases the activity of a deficient enzyme in certain patients with the condition.