genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Bob Grant | Apr 19, 2016
The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2016
The aneuploidy expert shares what she has learned at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2016
Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Kerry Grens | Apr 15, 2016
Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
Genetic Resilience
Genetic Resilience
Tanya Lewis | Apr 11, 2016
An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.
Branching Out
Branching Out
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 11, 2016
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
Lightning-Fast Spider Bites
Lightning-Fast Spider Bites
Tanya Lewis | Apr 8, 2016
Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 
Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target
Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target
Ruth Williams | Apr 6, 2016
Structural studies reveal how SSRI drugs bind to the human serotonin transporter.
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 5, 2016
Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.