genetic manipulation, evolution
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
Inventing Teamwork
Inventing Teamwork
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?
To Retain a Brain
To Retain a Brain
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Maintaining Cooperation
Maintaining Cooperation
R. Ford Denison and Katherine Muller | Jan 1, 2016
How organisms keep their biological partners from cheating
Ancient Irish
Ancient Irish
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2015
The genomes of a 5,200-year-old woman and three 4,000-year-old men yield clues about the founding of Celtic populations.
Dog Origins Disputed
Dog Origins Disputed
Karen Zusi | Dec 17, 2015
A genomic study suggests that dogs diverged from wolves in Southeast Asia 33,000 years ago, contrary to reports placing their origins elsewhere on the continent.
Constant Evolution
Constant Evolution
Ruth Williams | Dec 16, 2015
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.