What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?
What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?
Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It’s teaching them a lot.
What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?
What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?

Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It’s teaching them a lot.

Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It’s teaching them a lot.

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Image of the Day: Multicolor Brain
Image of the Day: Multicolor Brain
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 22, 2019
A newly developed imaging technology visualizes entire mouse brains in two and three dimensions using multicolor fluorescence microscopy.
Image of the Day: Tuft Cells
Image of the Day: Tuft Cells
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 3, 2019
After a severe case of flu, mice have chemosensory cells in their lungs, a place where they don’t normally occur.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
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AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2018
A new study uses deep learning to improve the resolution of biological images, but elicits skepticism about its ability to enhance snapshots of sample types that it has never seen before.
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Marissa Fessenden | Dec 1, 2018
Researchers describe their tools for probing how the physical shape of the genome affects genes’ function.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of the Day: Bright Idea
Image of the Day: Bright Idea
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
Researchers flipped light-sensitive proteins upside down for a new twist on optogenetics.
Image of the Day: First Contact
Image of the Day: First Contact
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
Cryo-electron tomography reveals how Salmonella sets up physical interactions with host cells.
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2018
The winner of the 2018 Nikon Small World in Motion video competition shows the development of sensory neurons in a zebrafish embryo.