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Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Napster Cofounder Launches Cancer Initiative
Napster Cofounder Launches Cancer Initiative
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2016
Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker donates $250 million to unite the cancer research community around the common goal of developing new immunotherapies.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
Who Owns CRISPR, Cont’d
Who Owns CRISPR, Cont’d
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2016
The US Patent and Trademark Office declares a patent “interference” and will seek to determine who has rights to the gene-editing technology.
<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?
Family Ties
Family Ties
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2015
There’s more to inheritance than genes.
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
RoboSpleen
RoboSpleen
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature
Daniel Cossins | Aug 1, 2015
Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.