gene drive, microbiology, cell & molecular biology
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. 
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. 
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Smooth Move
Smooth Move
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.
Fearless about Folding
Fearless about Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2016
Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.
Master Folder
Master Folder
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2015
Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2015
Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.