Dogs of various breeds running in a field with trees in the background.
They’re All (Potentially) Good Dogs
Research finds that a dog’s behavior has little to do with its genes.
ABOVE: © iStock.com, dageldog
They’re All (Potentially) Good Dogs
They’re All (Potentially) Good Dogs

Research finds that a dog’s behavior has little to do with its genes.

Research finds that a dog’s behavior has little to do with its genes.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, dageldog

Human Genome Project, genetics & genomics

A tubifer cardinalfish
Genome Spotlight: Tubifer cardinalfish (Siphamia tubifer)
Christie Wilcox | Apr 28, 2022
These tiny reef fish harbor luminous bacteria, and the chromosome-level assembly of the species’ genome may facilitate the duo’s use as a vertebrate model for symbiosis.
Illustration of light blue speckled DNA helix on a dark background
Study Nearly Doubles Known Cancer-Linked Mutational Signatures
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2022
Analyzing the whole genome sequences of more than 18,000 tumors, researchers catalog nearly 60 new patterns of mutations that could inform cancer treatment.
Learn how to design an efficient custom CRISPR screen
Designing CRISPR Screens for Efficient Gene Function Analysis
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Twist Bioscience | Dec 3, 2021
Discover tips and tricks to successfully perform custom CRISPR screens.
Photo of Ana Marija Jakšic
Ana Marija Jakšić Shapes Fruit Fly Brains
Chloe Tenn | Apr 18, 2022
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne evolutionary neurobiologist is using Drosophila to investigate how organisms adapt to novel environments.
Close up photo of a wing
Unearthing the Evolutionary Origins of Insect Wings
Jef Akst | Apr 4, 2022
A handful of new studies moves the needle toward a consensus on the long-disputed question of whether insect wings evolved from legs or from the body wall, but the devil is in the details.
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Improving Reproducibility with Automated Liquid Handling
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Eppendorf | Oct 14, 2021
Automated liquid handling reduces manual labor and improves precision, reproducibility, and throughput.
A scientific illustration of a Christmas Island rat
Genome Spotlight: Christmas Island Rat (Rattus macleari)
Christie Wilcox | Mar 24, 2022
The near-complete genome of a recently extinct rodent elucidates the potential—and difficulties—of resurrecting species.
Drosophila melanogaster on cactus leaf
Fruit Flies Evolve in Time with the Seasons: Study
Natalia Mesa | Mar 17, 2022
Researchers find that evolution can operate on extraordinarily fast timescales.
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September 22, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Merck | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
a microscope image of a rotifer
Bacterial Enzyme Keeps Rotifers’ Transposable Elements in Check
Christie Wilcox | Mar 3, 2022
Jumping genes in bdelloid rotifers are tamped down by DNA methylation performed by an enzyme pilfered from bacteria roughly 60 million years ago, a study finds.
Conceptual image showing fragmented X chromosomes
How Chaos in Chromosomes Helps Drive Cancer Spread
Samuel F. Bakhoum | Mar 1, 2022
A new link between inflammation and rampant chromosomal abnormalities reveals novel strategies to treat diverse malignancies.
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September 21, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
Infographic showing how bursting micronuclei promote cancer
Infographic: Chromosome Errors Cause Micronuclei and Drive Cancer
Samuel F. Bakhoum | Mar 1, 2022
When micronuclei rupture, chromosomes break, recombine, and form circles, causing inflammation and promoting carcinogenic growth.
Deborah Nickerson
Genome Pioneer Deborah Nickerson Dies at 67
Amanda Heidt | Feb 9, 2022
The University of Washington researcher leveraged data from the Human Genome Project to identify genes underlying various health conditions and advance precision medicine.
Modern Approaches to qPCR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 9, 2020
Download this ebook to learn how updated qPCR instruments provide optimal thermal performance and data connectivity!
Sunflowers, in visible spectrum on left half (yellow colors) and UV spectrum on right half (purple and white colors).
Sunflowers’ Bee-Attracting Ultraviolet Also Helps Retain Moisture
Natalia Mesa | Feb 8, 2022
The dual purposes of the plants’ hidden colors may conflict as the climate warms, authors of a new study suggest.
a vial of cobra venom and a bacteri-covered agar plate
Study Questions Sterility of Snake and Spider Venoms
Christie Wilcox | Jan 31, 2022
In work that has not yet been peer-reviewed, researchers present evidence that microbes can and do live inside the venom glands of several dangerous species. It remains unclear whether they’re to blame for infections linked to bites.
Mining Coding Regions with Whole-Exome Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 4, 2020
Multiple next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques offer insights into health and disease.
Man in black suit looking at camera
Pioneering Geneticist C. Thomas Caskey Dies at 83
Natalia Mesa | Jan 28, 2022
Caskey’s contributions to the field were instrumental to modern genetics.