noncoding RNA, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, evolution
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
Magnetic Swimmers Cultured
Tia Ghose | Dec 22, 2011
For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Video Gamers Help Solve Disease
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2011
The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.
The Evolution of Drug Resistance
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2011
Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
The Tradeoff of Stress
Ruth Williams | Dec 15, 2011
For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.
Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace
Bob Grant | Dec 13, 2011
19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.
Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 13, 2011
The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.