stem cells, culture, genetics & genomics
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
Jenny Rood | Mar 17, 2015
Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.
The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete
The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete
The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.
23andMe Enters Drug Development
23andMe Enters Drug Development
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2015
The personal genomics firm announces plans to make medicines.
Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?
Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 12, 2015
Foreign genes in animal genomes may be of bacterial or fungal origin, according to a new analysis.
Book Excerpt from <em>Galileo’s Middle Finger</em>
Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Mar 4, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Reading Between the Pages
Reading Between the Pages
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015
March 2015's selection of notable quotes
Slip Me Some Skin
Slip Me Some Skin
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.