lab tools
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Using Mimics to Get Around Antibodies’  Limitations
Using Mimics to Get Around Antibodies’ Limitations
Devika G. Bansal | Jun 1, 2018
Synthetic and natural alternatives to traditional antibodies offer more control, specificity, and reproducibility. 
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Optical Cell Sorting
Optical Cell Sorting
Rachel Berkowitz | Dec 1, 2017
Researchers are using light and new image processing tools for label-free cell characterization.
Building Better Reagents
Building Better Reagents
Jane McLeod, Paul Ko Ferrigno | Feb 1, 2016
Facing problems of inconsistent, time-consuming, and costly antibody production, some researchers are turning to alternatives to target specific proteins of interest, in the lab and in the clinic.
Cultural Riches
Cultural Riches
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.
CRISPR 2.0?
CRISPR 2.0?
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2015
A pioneer of the gene-editing technique discovers a protein that could improve its accuracy.
Merck Buys Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
Merck Buys Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
Kerry Grens | Sep 22, 2014
Two giants merge as the German drug maker acquires the US-based science supply company.
Insertional Mutagenesis from a Viral Vector
Insertional Mutagenesis from a Viral Vector
Josh Roberts(jroberts@the-scientist.com) | May 9, 2005
Integrated viral sequences can dysregulate genes.