techniques, ecology
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.
Big Data in 3 Dimensions
Big Data in 3 Dimensions
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
Viewing oncogenic mutations in 3-D showed that they cluster together on folded proteins.
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
Adding a fusion gene to certain mitochondria in C. elegans enables researchers to collect and analyze them.
Image of the Day: Rainbotubules
Image of the Day: Rainbotubules
The Scientist Staff | Apr 26, 2018
By combining two microscopy techniques, researchers produce images of structures less than 10 nanometers wide.
Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 10, 2018
Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.  
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.