pixels, evolution, immunology, cell & molecular biology, microbiology
Genetic Alarm Clock
Jef Akst | Oct 4, 2011
Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.
Opinion: Synthesizing Life
J. Craig Venter | Oct 1, 2011
Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.
Opinion: Evolving Engineering
George M. Church | Oct 1, 2011
Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.
Evolution, Tout de Suite
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.
Going Viral
Going Viral
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
The promise of viruses as biotech tools will help molecular biology fulfill its true potential.
Newly Discovered Species
Newly Discovered Species
N/A | Oct 1, 2011
Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.
Beyond Nature vs. Nurture
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.