microbiology, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics, immunology
Life After Sequencing
Life After Sequencing
Eva Amsen | Feb 1, 2016
Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.
The Importance of Plant Science
The Importance of Plant Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.
The Fungi Within
The Fungi Within
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.
Plant Immunity
Plant Immunity
Amanda B. Keener | Feb 1, 2016
How plants fight off pathogens
The Mycobiome
The Mycobiome
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.
Holding Their Ground
Holding Their Ground
Amanda B. Keener | Feb 1, 2016
To protect the global food supply, scientists want to understand—and enhance—plants’ natural resistance to pathogens.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2016
A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk.