Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development

Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.

Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.

science policy, developmental biology, culture
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2019
Scientists have attacked the government’s spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
A Review of <em>Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales</em>
A Review of Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
This posthumously published collection of essays by Oliver Sacks further cements the neurologist’s place in the pantheon of science writers.
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019
Similarities in gene expression hint at the origin of a certain type of pancreatic tumor that predominantly afflicts women.
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 27, 2019
A gene helps motor neurons successfully venture out from the spinal cord to muscles during mouse development.
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Ruth Williams | Mar 21, 2019
Scientists argue that anti-Chinese political rhetoric and policies could harm US research.
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2019
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.