top 10 innovations 2012, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2016
Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
New CRISPR Patent Issued
New CRISPR Patent Issued
Jef Akst | Feb 18, 2016
Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Ruth Williams | Feb 11, 2016
Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2016
Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.
Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy
Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2016
Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.
The Importance of Plant Science
The Importance of Plant Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.