genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.
Silent Canopies
Silent Canopies
Jef Akst | May 1, 2016
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
Feeling Around in the Dark
Feeling Around in the Dark
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.
Instant Messaging
Instant Messaging
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
An alternative route to sparking cell signals involves hook-ups between transmembrane and soluble ligands.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
Sensors for All
Sensors for All
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2016
A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres. 
“Hunger Hormone” No More?
“Hunger Hormone” No More?
Ruth Williams | Apr 20, 2016
Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.