RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth
RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth
A new study finds mixtures of nucleotide types, rather than pure systems, are more likely to yield the building blocks of life.
RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth
RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth

A new study finds mixtures of nucleotide types, rather than pure systems, are more likely to yield the building blocks of life.

A new study finds mixtures of nucleotide types, rather than pure systems, are more likely to yield the building blocks of life.

genetics & genomics
GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
Kerry Grens | Sep 17, 2019
The biotech Oxitec had released the genetically engineered insects with the hope that they would breed with wild populations and produce offspring that die young. But that’s not always happening.
China’s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
China’s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 6, 2019
Owner Huang Yu dug up his deceased cat to give its cells to the pet-cloning company Sinogene.
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Catherine Offord | Sep 6, 2019
Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
Scientists injected unfertilized anole lizard eggs with CRISPR-Cas9 to produce albino offspring.
Book Excerpt from <em>Pleased to Meet Me</em>
Book Excerpt from Pleased to Meet Me
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
In Chapter 6, author Bill Sullivan explains how irrational fears can be passed down through transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Charles Lee | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2019
A better understanding of the genetic diversity among humans could motivate an appreciation of both our similarities and our differences.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Randi Hagerman | Sep 1, 2019
Despite a solid understanding of the biological basis of fragile X syndrome, researchers have struggled to develop effective treatments.