Nobel Prize, culture, genetics & genomics
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Jef Akst | May 12, 2016
In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016
Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016
Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
Fuchs on the Future
Fuchs on the Future
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
May 2016's selection of notable quotes
Aneuploid Responses
Aneuploid Responses
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
More Than Skin Deep
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells