hESCs, evolution, developmental biology
Hear and Now
Hear and Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2015
Auditory research advances worth shouting about
Aural History
Aural History
Geoffrey A. Manley | Sep 1, 2015
The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Christopher Coe | Aug 27, 2015
Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.
Yeast Genome Doubling
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2015
Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Nick Lane | Aug 4, 2015
Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.
Mr. Epigenetics
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.
Mimicry Muses
Mimicry Muses
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2015
The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.