innovation, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 21, 2017
Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.
Oxford University to Study Marijuana
Oxford University to Study Marijuana
Kerry Grens | Mar 20, 2017
Academics partner with a biotech firm to investigate cannabinoids and develop potential therapeutics.
Singing Through Tone Deafness
Singing Through Tone Deafness
The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2017
Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.
Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive Desiccation
Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive Desiccation
Abby Olena | Mar 16, 2017
Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.
Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes
Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2017
This 3-D model of the mouse genome depicts the interactions between chromosomes within an embryonic stem cell.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA
House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 13, 2017
HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.
Opinion: Birds of a Feather?
Opinion: Birds of a Feather?
Geoffrey E. Hill | Mar 10, 2017
Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.