innovation, evolution, immunology
Constant Evolution
Constant Evolution
Ruth Williams | Dec 16, 2015
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.
Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome
Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome
Tracy Vence | Dec 14, 2015
Phylogenetic analysis of DNA isolated from human hair follicle–dwelling mites shows that different lineages of the arthropods are associated with hosts with different regional ancestries.
Owl Be Darned
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, December 4
The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?
A Beast from the East
A Beast from the East
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2015
Researchers unearth a dog-size, horned dinosaur from eastern North America, whose features suggest evolutionary isolation from western dinos.
Repositioning Ctenophores
Repositioning Ctenophores
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.
Urban Owl-Fitters
Urban Owl-Fitters
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2015
How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities
Family Ties
Family Ties
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2015
There’s more to inheritance than genes.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2015
Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.
Top 10 Innovations 2015
Top 10 Innovations 2015
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics