stem cells, genetics, genetics and genomics
Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy
Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy
The Scientist Staff | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists identify the cells that give rise to the soft tissue cancer rhabdomyosarcoma. 
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2018
Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2018
A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
Diana Kwon | Dec 14, 2017
The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.
Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?
Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
Small trials using younger donors and elderly recipients hint that mesenchymal stem cell transfers might reduce frailty. 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct. 
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2017
A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans.