Nobel Prize, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Microbiome Racer
Microbiome Racer
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
Genomicist Lauren Petersen wins a mountain bike race after she altered her own gut microbial communities.
Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet
Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet
Ruth Williams | May 31, 2017
See how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.
No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide
Claire Asher | May 31, 2017
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Smarty Genes
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017
It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017
Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.