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Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.
DNA Sequencing: From Tedious to Automatic
DNA Sequencing: From Tedious to Automatic
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2016
Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.
Questioning the Presidential Candidates on Science
Questioning the Presidential Candidates on Science
Bob Grant | Aug 10, 2016
Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.
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?