Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking

In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.

In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.

genetics & genomics
Cellecta: Simplified Gene Functional Analysis
Cellecta: Simplified Gene Functional Analysis
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 2, 2020
Discover high-throughput screening and profiing technologies to find and characterize novel therapeutic targets and drugs.
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Ashley Yeager | Mar 6, 2020
Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.
Swamp Wallabies Can Have Two Separate Pregnancies at Once
Swamp Wallabies Can Have Two Separate Pregnancies at Once
Lisa Winter | Mar 3, 2020
Before the joey is born, another pregnancy has already started.
Sowing Seeds of Change
Sowing Seeds of Change
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Watch Profilee Joanne Chory deliver a TED talk on her project to breed climate change–busting plants.
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2020
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry
Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Hand weeding of fields spurred an interloper to evolve a rice-like appearance, researchers conclude.
Infographic: How Some X-Chromosome Genes Escape Inactivation
Infographic: How Some X-Chromosome Genes Escape Inactivation
Amber Dance | Mar 1, 2020
About one-quarter of the hundreds of genes on the inactivated X chromosome in XX cells manage to escape that silencing, at least some of the time.