induced pluripotent stem cell, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 18, 2016
Researchers use genotypes of a virus commonly found in semen to trace men’s geographic origins.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Mutation vs. Mutation
Mutation vs. Mutation
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2016
Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 
How These Rodents Got Their Stripes
How These Rodents Got Their Stripes
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 2, 2016
The African striped mouse and the chipmunk develop dorsal stripes through a newly identified mechanism of coat color variation.
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Kerry Grens | Nov 2, 2016
Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.
Social Media Accelerates Science
Social Media Accelerates Science
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water. 
Regularly Whiffing Essential Oils Can Retrain Lost Sense of Smell
Regularly Whiffing Essential Oils Can Retrain Lost Sense of Smell
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2016
The simple therapy likely exploits the neural plasticity of the olfactory system.