Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

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Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Ruth Williams | Aug 22, 2019
Genetic engineers have co-opted base editing machinery to enable information storage and processing in the DNA of bacterial and mammalian cells.
Image of the Day: Baked with Ancient Yeast
Image of the Day: Baked with Ancient Yeast
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 22, 2019
Scientists extracted 4,500-year-old yeast from Egyptian pottery to use in breadmaking.
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Emma Yasinski | Aug 20, 2019
The researchers intend for the tool to eventually help doctors make treatment decisions.
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The glia seem to make up part of a newly described sensory organ, the discoverers suggest.
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.
Researchers Develop New Method for Sexing Sperm
Researchers Develop New Method for Sexing Sperm
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists found they could sort mouse sperm prior to IVF by treating semen with a drug that selectively slows down X-bearing cells.
Extended Until August 19: Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Today
Extended Until August 19: Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Today
The Scientist Staff | Aug 12, 2019
Submit your new product by the end of the day Monday to have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist's 2019 competition.
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kary Mullis, Inventor of the PCR Technique, Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 12, 2019
The Nobel laureate was a proponent of LSD, a consultant for O.J. Simpson’s legal defense, and the creator of a company that infused jewelry with celebrities’ DNA.