genetics & genomics, microbiology
2011's Best and Brightest
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 
Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
January 2012's selection of notable quotes
Video Gamers Help Solve Disease
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2011
The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.
$400M for Personalized Medicine
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 8, 2011
The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
The DNA Data Problem
Bob Grant | Dec 5, 2011
Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?
Stem Cells: Old vs. New
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2011
A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.