protein, cell & molecular biology
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Giant DNA Origami
Giant DNA Origami
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2014
Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements
Nicholette Zeliadt | Sep 1, 2014
Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies
Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2014
A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2014
Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
A Vaulted Mystery
A Vaulted Mystery
Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | Aug 1, 2014
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2014
An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle