top 10 innovations, culture, genetics & genomics
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Bob Grant | Sep 9, 2015
Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Kailash Gupta | Sep 3, 2015
Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.
Unexpectedly Wild
Unexpectedly Wild
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2015
Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2015
Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
September 2015's selection of notable quotes
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Jef Akst | Aug 27, 2015
Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Anna Köferle, Stefan H. Stricker, Stephan Beck | Aug 26, 2015
The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Susan Fitzpatrick | Aug 24, 2015
Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2015
Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2015
With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.