products, ecology, genetics & genomics
The Importance of Plant Science
The Importance of Plant Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37
Surrogate Genes Enable Reproduction
Surrogate Genes Enable Reproduction
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 28, 2016
Increasing the expression of two genes from non-Y chromosomes restores spermatogenesis in male mice that lack Y chromosomes.
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Ruth Williams | Jan 27, 2016
Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.
More CRISPR Improvements
More CRISPR Improvements
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, boost the CRISPR/Cas9 system’s gene-editing success rate in short pieces of DNA.
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2016
Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2016
A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
Kerry Grens | Jan 18, 2016
One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Tracy Vence | Jan 11, 2016
The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.