mice, immunology, genetics & genomics
Same Day Genomes
Megan Scudellari | Jan 13, 2012
Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.
Is India Polio Free?
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 12, 2012
This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.
Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines
Ruth Williams | Jan 4, 2012
An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.
No Mo’ Slow Flow
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 1, 2012
Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
High-Tech Choir Master
High-Tech Choir Master
Karen Hopkin | Jan 1, 2012
Elaine Mardis can make DNA sequencers sing, generating genome data that shed light on evolution and disease.
Prion Protectors
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in immunology
Cat Cravings
Cat Cravings
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.