Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.

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Those We Lost in 2018
Those We Lost in 2018
Ashley Yeager | Dec 26, 2018
The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.
A Nobel Pursuit
A Nobel Pursuit
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Watch as Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan, who wrote the December Reading Frames essay, discusses Brexit and the importance of sharing scientific insights with the public.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 1, 2018
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2018
Steitz determined the atomic structure of the ribosome, work for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
Study: Ribosomes are Functionally Diverse
Study: Ribosomes are Functionally Diverse
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests that the cells’ protein factories have preferences for specific messenger RNAs they translate. 
Ribosomal DNA Copy Numbers Decrease in Some Cancers
Ribosomal DNA Copy Numbers Decrease in Some Cancers
Abby Olena | Jun 22, 2017
An analysis of human cancer genome projects uncovers a counterintuitive loss of ribosomal gene copies.
Mouse Livers Grow and Shrink Daily
Mouse Livers Grow and Shrink Daily
Abby Olena | May 4, 2017
Feeding-fasting rhythms and light-dark cycles direct regular changes in organ and cell size, as well as ribosome number and protein levels.
Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants
Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants
Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2016
Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.