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Recoding Life
Recoding Life
Laasya Samhita | Jan 2, 2014
Rewriting the genetic code can lead to a better understanding of how living cells work, and spawn new biotechnological applications.
Stranger than Fiction
Stranger than Fiction
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2014
Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2014
January 2014's selection of notable quotes
Genomes Gone Wild
Genomes Gone Wild
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
Weird and wonderful, plant DNA is challenging preconceptions about the evolution of life, including our own species.
Governing Science
Governing Science
Abby Olena | Dec 31, 2013
How the US government impacted life science research in 2013
Top Genomes of 2013
Top Genomes of 2013
Abby Olena | Dec 26, 2013
What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year
Top Scientists of 2013
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 25, 2013
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Cancer Pioneer Dies
Cancer Pioneer Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2013
Janet Rowley, who earned fame for linking chromosomal abnormalities to cancer in the 1970s, has passed away at age 88 from ovarian cancer.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB