techniques, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Omics
Stephen Friend, Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.
Nanomedicine
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2011
At the nanoscale old materials acquire new properties that International Institute for Nanotechnology Director Chad Mirkin thinks will change the way medicine is practiced.
Going Viral
Going Viral
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
The promise of viruses as biotech tools will help molecular biology fulfill its true potential.
Charting the Course
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2011
Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.
The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.
The Human Genome Project, Then and Now
Walter F. Bodmer | Oct 1, 2011
An early advocate of the sequencing of the human genome reflects on his own predictions from 1986.
Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome
Stephen Friend | Oct 1, 2011
By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.
Double Blind
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 1, 2011
The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.
Evolution, Tout de Suite
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.