stem cells, genetics, genetics and genomics
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.
Infographic: Combo Method of Stem Cell Generation
Infographic: Combo Method of Stem Cell Generation
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 2017
Simultaneous exposure to reprogramming and gene-editing plasmids efficiently produces edited pluripotent colonies.
Partial Reprogramming Offers a Way to Generate High Volumes of Progenitor-Like Cells
Partial Reprogramming Offers a Way to Generate High Volumes of Progenitor-Like Cells
Abby Olena | Nov 30, 2017
Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.
Image of the Day: Blood Factory
Image of the Day: Blood Factory
The Scientist Staff | Nov 20, 2017
In Drosophila larvae, the formation of blood cells takes place in a specialized organ, the lymph gland.
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 17, 2017
Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  
Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life
Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 16, 2017
Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
Image of the Day: Starved Worm
The Scientist Staff | Nov 14, 2017
A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help C. elegans survive severe caloric restriction.  
Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 
Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 10, 2017
A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time. 
Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body
Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2017
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and has resolved a dermatology debate to boot.