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Photo of the Jamaican fruit bat (<em >Artibeus jamaicensis</em>) in flight.
The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity
Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.
The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity
The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity

Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.

Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.

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Artistic rendition of droplet DNA amplification
Finally, Scientists Sequence Single Cells with Long-Read Technology
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 4 min read
By combining two innovative approaches, researchers can now sequence the full spectrum of mutational differences between individual cells’ genomes.
A fruit bat in the hands of a researcher
How an Early Warning Radar Could Prevent Future Pandemics
Amos Zeeberg, Undark | Feb 27, 2023 | 8 min read
Metagenomic sequencing can help detect unknown pathogens, but its widespread use faces challenges.
Harnessing Metagenomics for Health and Disease Research
Harnessing Metagenomics for Health and Disease Research
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Discover how metagenomics approaches provide insights into human diseases.
A fishing cat with a fish in its mouth
Genome Spotlight: Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Dec 22, 2022 | 5 min read
A high-quality reference genome for this vulnerable feline may help scientists understand why they’re so prone to transitional cell carcinoma in captivity.
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Unearthing Hidden Family Secrets: Tracing the Lineage of a Centuries-Old Grand-Mummy
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Dec 13, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers show how a toxic therapy helped identify a mummy using preserved DNA.
An illustration of multicolored DNA bands on a gel after Sanger sequencing.
The Sequencing Revolution
The Scientist | 1 min read
Learn how cutting-edge sequencing techniques accelerate basic and disease research.
2022 Top 10 Innovations&nbsp;
2022 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist | Dec 12, 2022 | 10+ min read
This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.
Pink- and purple-stained cells clustered into glands
Phenotypic Variation in Cancer Cells Often Not Due to Mutations
Jef Akst | Oct 26, 2022 | 3 min read
Most differences in gene expression among cells within a tumor are likely due to environment or noise, a study suggests. 
Researchers can obtain epigenetic information in addition to genetic insights from a single DNA sample.
The Six-Base Genome Reveals Multimodal Data from a Single DNA Sample
The Scientist and biomodal | 4 min read
To gather multiomic insights, researchers used to combine data from multiple workflows, but duet evoC provides more information from less sample in one workflow.
Dog Ancestry Provides Clues to Ancient Human Activities
Dog Ancestry Provides Clues to Ancient Human Activities
Niki Spahich, PhD | Sep 1, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers combined evidence found in dog genomes with physical materials recovered from archeological sites to discover factors behind major societal changes.
Illustration of a red bacteriophage infecting a blue bacterium, with other bacteria in the background.
Prokaryotes Are Capable of Learning to Recognize Phages
Patience Asanga | Aug 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Immune defense genes in bacteria and archaea can identify viral proteins, a study finds, revealing similarities between the immune systems of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
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The Art and Science of Synthetic Biology 
The Scientist | 2 min read
Researchers get creative using bacterial bits and pieces to produce synthetic cells for studying cancer.
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Caught on Camera
The Scientist | Aug 15, 2022 | 2 min read
See some of the coolest images recently featured by The Scientist
Ribbon diagram of the protein coat of an adeno-associated virus
Preprints Propose Constellation of Causes for Kids’ Liver Disease
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 25, 2022 | 2 min read
Two independent groups suggest the suite of recent unexplained hepatitis cases may stem from coinfection with an adeno-associated virus and a helper adeno- or herpesvirus, a duo which may be especially virulent in children with a particular genetic variant.
A blood test tube with the label &lsquo;cfDNA Screening&ndash;Test&rsquo;, held in a hand wearing blue gloves.
The Basics and Applications of Cell-Free DNA 
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 5 min read
Found circulating in peripheral blood, scientists use cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to assess genetic abnormalities, infections, cancer, transplant rejection, and cardiovascular disease.
Two researchers hold up giant waterlily
Science Snapshot: Holily Molily
Lisa Winter | Jul 21, 2022 | 1 min read
The largest waterlily species in the world was incorrectly classified for more than 170 years.
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Last Chance to Enter Our Annual Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist | Jul 11, 2022 | 1 min read
There is only one week remaining to submit your new product to vie for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2022 competition.
Discover Targeted DNA Sequencing
Targeted DNA Sequencing: Probing for Answers
The Scientist and Roche | 1 min read
A more focused investigation for more in-depth answers.
A tubifer cardinalfish
Genome Spotlight: Tubifer cardinalfish (Siphamia tubifer)
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Apr 28, 2022 | 3 min read
These tiny reef fish harbor luminous bacteria, and the chromosome-level assembly of the species’ genome may facilitate the duo’s use as a vertebrate model for symbiosis.
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