science policy, developmental biology
Former US Energy Secretary to Lead AAAS
Former US Energy Secretary to Lead AAAS
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Steven Chu, the president-elect of the scientific organization, is a Nobel laureate and physicist at Stanford University.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Image of the Day: See You Later!
The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 
2017 in Quotes
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.
Thousands of Mutations Accumulate in the Human Brain Over a Lifetime
Thousands of Mutations Accumulate in the Human Brain Over a Lifetime
Ruth Williams | Dec 7, 2017
Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.
Passing the Torch
Passing the Torch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2017
Looking back, looking forward
Captivated by Chromosomes
Captivated by Chromosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2017
Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos.