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Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers

Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.

Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.

genetics & genomics, microbiology
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Using his expertise in microbiology and bioinformatics, he is bringing a new understanding to microbial immune systems.
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
The recent expansion of large-scale scientific drilling programs, combined with intensified efforts to take advantage of existing portals into the crust, has led to an explosion of research on the deep biosphere.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2018
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2018
The NIH epidemiologist has worked to ensure genetic health and population genetics studies contain data from African—not just European—populations.
Caught on CameraCaught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.