Nobel Prize, culture, genetics & genomics
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2016
The aneuploidy expert shares what she has learned at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2016
Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Kerry Grens | Apr 15, 2016
Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
Genetic Resilience
Genetic Resilience
Tanya Lewis | Apr 11, 2016
An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.
Branching Out
Branching Out
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 11, 2016
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals
New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2016
Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.
Pulling It All Together
Pulling It All Together
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
Systems-biology approaches offer new strategies for finding hard-to-identify drug targets for cancer.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
April 2016's selection of notable quotes
A Tree  Takes Root
A Tree Takes Root
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2016
Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.