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Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2016
Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.
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
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
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes