history, developmental biology
Coming to Terms
Coming to Terms
Anna Ajduk and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz | Nov 1, 2012
New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.
Long and Rocky Roads
Long and Rocky Roads
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2012
From basic research to beneficial therapies
Eggs Trade Genes
Eggs Trade Genes
Ruth Williams | Oct 24, 2012
Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.
Cloning Biologist Dies
Cloning Biologist Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 12, 2012
Keith Campbell, a biologist who was part of the effort to clone Dolly the sheep, has passed away at the age of 58.
Home Cookin’
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.
Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 17, 2012
Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Life on the Ocean Floor, 1977
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Galápagos Rift revealed a biological Garden of Eden.
Bottom Dwellers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
See some of the images brought up from early trips to the Galápagos Rift, where an ecosystem thrives around hydrothermal vents.