sexual antagonism, culture, genetics & genomics
In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams
David Gelernter | Mar 1, 2016
Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Kelly Rae Chi | Mar 1, 2016
Newer CRISPR tools for manipulating transcription will help unlock noncoding RNA’s many roles.
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2016
March 2016's selection of notable quotes
TS Picks: February 29, 2016
TS Picks: February 29, 2016
Bob Grant | Feb 29, 2016
Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2016
Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.
Toward Making Sperm in the Lab
Toward Making Sperm in the Lab
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 25, 2016
Researchers devise a technique for creating gametes from murine embryonic stem cells.
TS Picks: February 24, 2016
TS Picks: February 24, 2016
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2016
High-profile stem cell research scandal; forthcoming direct-to-consumer genetics apps; GINA and life insurance
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2016
Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.