hESCs, ecology, developmental biology
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Jef Akst | Mar 18, 2014
Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.
Neural Target for Autism?
Neural Target for Autism?
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2014
Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.
Unmasking Secret Identities
Unmasking Secret Identities
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2014
A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation
Meiosis Maven
Meiosis Maven
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Week in Review: January 20–24
Week in Review: January 20–24
Tracy Vence | Jan 24, 2014
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
Fish of Many Colors
Fish of Many Colors
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Researchers seek insight into the pigmentation patterns of guppies and zebrafish.
New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse
New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2014
A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.
Older Trees Grow Faster
Older Trees Grow Faster
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2014
Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.