Genetics Models Move Beyond <em>Drosophila</em> and the Humble Lab Mouse
Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse
Organisms with unusual genomes are helping scientists investigate gene regulation, evolution, and development.
Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse
Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse

Organisms with unusual genomes are helping scientists investigate gene regulation, evolution, and development.

Organisms with unusual genomes are helping scientists investigate gene regulation, evolution, and development.

methodology
How to Calculate Mutation Rate for Evolutionary Biology
How to Calculate Mutation Rate for Evolutionary Biology
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018
Four ways to study mutation rate, a crucial statistic in studies of evolution
Time Is Running Out to Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest
Time Is Running Out to Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist Staff | May 13, 2018
There is less than one week left to submit your product for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2018 competition.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Last Chance to Enter the Fray
Last Chance to Enter the Fray
The Scientist Staff | Jun 11, 2017
You only have a couple of days left to submit a product in The Scientist's Top 10 Innovation competition. Your product can't win if it doesn't get in!
Replication Complications
Replication Complications
Ruth Williams | Jan 18, 2017
An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.
GC-MS Distorts Data?
GC-MS Distorts Data?
Jef Akst | Oct 22, 2015
A study suggests that gas chromatography-mass spectrometry modifies or destroys sample compounds, but some are skeptical.
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 12, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
2015 Top 10 Innovations
2015 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist | Apr 12, 2015
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Quantity or Quality?
Quantity or Quality?
Ankita Bansal and Heidi A. Tissenbaum | Mar 1, 2015
Living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living healthier.
May the Best Rodent Win
May the Best Rodent Win
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Are mice, considered by some to be the less intelligent rodent, edging out rats as laboratory models of decision making?
Men Trigger Mouse Stress
Men Trigger Mouse Stress
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2014
Mice become stressed in the presence of male, but not female, experimenters, triggering a physiological response that dampens pain.
NIH Tackles Irreproducibility
NIH Tackles Irreproducibility
Jef Akst | Jan 28, 2014
The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.
Opinion: Video Saved the Scientific Publication
Opinion: Video Saved the Scientific Publication
Moshe Pritsker | Nov 11, 2013
How visual materials and methods can save scientists time and money.
Microchannel Masterpiece
Microchannel Masterpiece
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2012
A precision microfluidic system enables single-cell analysis of growth and division.
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Neil Greenspan | Oct 22, 2012
Biomedical researchers would benefit from emulating the logically rigorous reasoning of the late Alan Turing, British mathematician, computer scientist, and master cryptographer.
Opinion: Biased Observers of Nature
Gordon M. Burghardt and Todd M. Freeberg | Jul 9, 2012
Potential biases in scientific data collection and analysis should be minimized.
Opinion: Missing Methods
Irwin H. Gelman | May 3, 2012
A lack of methodological detail in the published literature threatens the foundation of scientific discourse.