microscope, evolution
Zooming In
Zooming In
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2015
To improve the reach of optical microscopy, researchers are enlarging the biological features they wish to view.
Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time
Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015
Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant lineage pinpoints historical correlations with human events.
Reassessing One Really Old Fish
Reassessing One Really Old Fish
Jenny Rood | Jan 13, 2015
New analysis of an ancient specimen prompts a rethink of fish forebears.
The Benefits of Being a “Bearded Lady”
The Benefits of Being a “Bearded Lady”
Bob Grant | Jan 8, 2015
A study of female eastern fence lizards that bear a distinctly male trait yields tantalizing clues about the tradeoffs involved in blurring the lines of sexual dimorphism.
Why, Oh Y?
Why, Oh Y?
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015
A toothpick and a bit of chance shaped David Page’s career, which he has dedicated to understanding the mammalian Y chromosome and fetal germ cell development.
Performance Art
Performance Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2015
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2015 issue of The Scientist.
The Genetics of Society
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.
Unraveling H7N9’s History
Unraveling H7N9’s History
Kate Yandell | Dec 30, 2014
An analysis of stored samples shows that H7N9 precursor H9N2, a virus widespread in chickens, has shown increased fitness in recent years.
Measuring DNA with a Smartphone
Measuring DNA with a Smartphone
Jef Akst | Dec 23, 2014
A new microscope attachment can allow smartphone users to take a closer look at fluorescently labeled DNA.