top 10 innovations, culture, genetics & genomics
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
More Than Skin Deep
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Aneuploid Responses
Aneuploid Responses
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
May 2016's selection of notable quotes
Fuchs on the Future
Fuchs on the Future
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
The Zombie Literature
The Zombie Literature
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2016
A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.