scientific misconduct, genetics & genomics, evolution, immunology
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. 
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.
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.
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
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.
Opinion: Beyond the Model
Beth Rowan and Daniel Koenig | Nov 29, 2011
How next-generation sequencing technologies will drive a new era of research on non-model organisms.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
DNA Barcoding Boom
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.