Long-fragment reads, nanopore sequencing, biomarkers
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2018
A proposed definition of the disease emphasizes signs of neurodegeneration and the presence of β-amyloid and tau, rather than cognitive symptoms.
Image of the Day: Leprosy Lesion
Image of the Day: Leprosy Lesion
The Scientist Staff | Mar 23, 2018
Researchers identify two blood-clotting proteins that could be biomarkers for cardiovascular reactions in patients with leprosy.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 
2017 Top 10 Innovations
2017 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Diana Kwon | Aug 2, 2017
While the epigenetic clock is a useful tool for research and has solid scientific backing, scientists say the product’s use to consumers is limited.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
Diana Kwon | May 21, 2017
Using brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.
Contributors
Contributors
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Hitting It Out of the Park
Hitting It Out of the Park
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2017
Cancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.