Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73

Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.

Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.

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Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
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Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2020
The company behind a now-discredited study on hydroxychloroquine also posted a report that has been cited by Latin American governments recommending ivermectin as a possible coronavirus treatment. Clinicians there say the effects have been extremely damaging.
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
John D. Loike | Feb 14, 2020
Scientists can provide essential information to educate the public about the coronavirus.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2019
Charles R. Knight’s illustrations shaped the public’s view of prehistoric life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
Two new allegations surfaced last week, following an earlier accusation of rape.
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.