miRNA, genetics & genomics, evolution
Same Day Genomes
Megan Scudellari | Jan 13, 2012
Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.
How to Survive Freezing Waters
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2012
For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.
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
Capsule Reviews
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed
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.
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.
2011's Best and Brightest
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 
Anthropomorphism: A Peculiar Institution
Marlene Zuk | Jan 1, 2012
Should we rethink the parallel drawn between “slave-making” ants and human slavery, and other such oversimplifications of animal behavior?
Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
January 2012's selection of notable quotes