top 10 innovations, culture, cell & molecular biology
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Week in Review: November 18–22
Week in Review: November 18–22
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2013
Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Abby Olena | Nov 20, 2013
Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
Depression Speeds Aging
Depression Speeds Aging
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2013
Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Ed Yong | Nov 3, 2013
Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.
Salary Stats
Salary Stats
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.
Some Nerve
Some Nerve
Greg Dunn | Nov 1, 2013
The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2013
Tracks and Shadows, The Gap, The Cure in the Code, and An Appetite for Wonder