history, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Review: <em>The End of Sex</em>
Review: The End of Sex
Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016
Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Jef Akst | May 12, 2016
In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.
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.
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.
Observing the Nuclear Pore
Observing the Nuclear Pore
Tanya Lewis | May 2, 2016
Scientists visualize nuclear pore complexes for the first time, using high-speed atomic force microscopy.
Fuchs on the Future
Fuchs on the Future
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
Aneuploid Responses
Aneuploid Responses
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
More Than Skin Deep
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.