induced pluripotent stem cell, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.
Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution
Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers discover that short pieces of DNA harboring oncogenes are relatively widespread in cancer.
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
Diana Kwon | Feb 7, 2017
Pitcher plants across different continents acquired their tastes for meat in similar ways.
Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells
Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2017
Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.
The Genetics of Human Height
The Genetics of Human Height
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2017
Researchers can now explain more than a quarter of the variability in human stature.
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
David Smith | Feb 1, 2017
The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.
Science Your Plants!
Science Your Plants!
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017
CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.