News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 14, 2017
A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help
survive severe caloric restriction.
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
Catherine Offord | Aug 10, 2017
Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
Staff | Aug 8, 2017
A failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.
Study: Ribosomes are Functionally Diverse
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests that the cells’ protein factories have preferences for specific messenger RNAs they translate.
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of
paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2017
Transcript abundance isn’t a reliable indicator of protein quantity, contrary to studies’ suggestions.
Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression
Jef Akst | May 4, 2017
Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.