genome, evolution, immunology
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Tanya Lewis | May 25, 2016
Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.
FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy
FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Can Increase GVHD Severity in Stem Cell Recipients
Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Can Increase GVHD Severity in Stem Cell Recipients
Ruth Williams | May 18, 2016
Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
 
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016
Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.
Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer
Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer
Jef Akst | May 9, 2016
The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.
Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes
Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes
Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016
Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.
What’s in a Voice?
What’s in a Voice?
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
More than you think (or could make use of)
Monkey See, Monkey Die
Monkey See, Monkey Die
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?