public outreach, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Sensing Fat
Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | Dec 1, 2011
Are genes that alter the perception of fat making us fat?
Teen DNA Detectives
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2011
Genomicist Mark Stoeckle and three high school students have taken do-it-yourself science to a new level. 
Newts' New Eyes
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 
Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways
Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways
Thomas E. Finger and Sue C. Kinnamon | Dec 1, 2011
The tongue may be the epicenter of taste sensation, but taste receptors are scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory tracts.
Barcode High
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2011
The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.
Avoiding Animal Testing
Andrew Rowan | Dec 1, 2011
Advances in cell-culture technologies are paving the way to the complete elimination of animals from the laboratory.
Brake Failure
Sabrina Richards | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in Cell Biology
Matters of Taste
Thomas E. Finger and Sue C. Kinnamon | Dec 1, 2011
Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Tia Ghose | Nov 30, 2011
Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.
Shortness Gene Identified
Tia Ghose | Nov 29, 2011
Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.