Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies

The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.

The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.

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Johannes Kohl Untangles the Neural Circuitry Behind Instinct
Johannes Kohl Untangles the Neural Circuitry Behind Instinct
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019
The Francis Crick Institute neurobiologist aims to learn how physiological states, such as hunger, alter information processing in the brain.
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The agency plans to stop funding virtually all toxicology studies in mammals by 2035.
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2019
Researchers use a CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to expand a desired trait from 50 percent of mouse pups to about 72 percent.
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
Jef Akst | Oct 31, 2018
Becoming a neuroscientist with a service dog by your side presents numerous challenges. Joey Ramp, who went back to college to study her own post-traumatic stress disorder, is learning this the hard way.
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
Shawna Williams | Jul 9, 2018
It’s the first demonstration of the technology in mammals.
Mouse Pups Infected With Zika Show Symptoms Into Adulthood
Mouse Pups Infected With Zika Show Symptoms Into Adulthood
Ashley Yeager | Jun 6, 2018
The results suggest the virus could severely alter brain development in infants infected after birth, but blocking a signaling protein early on might ease certain symptoms.
What Scientists Can Learn From South African Labs About Water Conservation
What Scientists Can Learn From South African Labs About Water Conservation
Linda Nordling | Feb 27, 2018
As Cape Town nears drying up, researchers there have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.  
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 19, 2018
Pupil constriction during sleep may protect the murine brain from being awakened by sudden flashes of light.
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo.