venom, cell & molecular biology, ecology, genetics & genomics
More Thoughts on Humanized Animals
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.
Encrypting E. coli
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Sexually Confused Dog
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2011
A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.
European and South African Scientists Share Resources
Tia Ghose | Sep 23, 2011
A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2011
Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.