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Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Week in Review: November 18–22
Week in Review: November 18–22
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2013
Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Abby Olena | Nov 20, 2013
Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
Depression Speeds Aging
Depression Speeds Aging
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2013
Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Ed Yong | Nov 3, 2013
Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.
Salary Stats
Salary Stats
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.
Some Nerve
Some Nerve
Greg Dunn | Nov 1, 2013
The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.