parasites, ecology, genetics & genomics
The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk
Megan Scudellari | Mar 7, 2012
A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.
Banana Fungus Origin Revealed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 6, 2012
A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.
Antarctic Invasion
Megan Scudellari | Mar 5, 2012
Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.
NIH Launches Genetics Test Database
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2012
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data
One Year On
Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | Mar 1, 2012
Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
Climate Conflict of Interest?
Megan Scudellari | Feb 24, 2012
Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.