Nobel Prize, culture, genetics & genomics
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
April 2016's selection of notable quotes
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.
Guts and Glory
Guts and Glory
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2016
An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens
Death in the Dust
Death in the Dust
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Serengeti Rules</em>
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.
Minimal Genome Created
Minimal Genome Created
Ruth Williams | Mar 24, 2016
Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.
Former Affymetrix Employees Fail to Stop Thermo Fisher Takeover
Former Affymetrix Employees Fail to Stop Thermo Fisher Takeover
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2016
Their $1.5 billion bid, which topped Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $1.3 billion offer for the genetic analysis company, was rejected.
Book Review: <em>Personal Trials</em>
Book Review: Personal Trials
Arthur L. Caplan | Mar 22, 2016
At first blush, do-it-yourself clinical trials seem pointless and reckless. But a deeper truth pervades the research and the patients who drive it forward.
Origins of Dysentery
Origins of Dysentery
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2016
A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.