techniques, evolution, disease & medicine
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements
Nicholette Zeliadt | Sep 1, 2014
Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies
A Long Line of LINEs
A Long Line of LINEs
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
Rewritten in Blood
Rewritten in Blood
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2014
A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
Walking Fish Model Evolution
Walking Fish Model Evolution
Bob Grant | Aug 28, 2014
Raising a semi-terrestrial species on land highlights the role of developmental plasticity in the evolutionary transition from water to land.
Chimps Empath-eyes?
Chimps Empath-eyes?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 25, 2014
Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2014
Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 
Obscured Like an Octopus
Obscured Like an Octopus
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.