venom, culture, genetics & genomics
Staying Active in the Lab
Staying Active in the Lab
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Retiring as a professor, and even shutting down your own lab, doesn’t necessarily mean quitting research.
Sold on Symbiosis
Sold on Symbiosis
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
Metazoans in the DNAi Club
Metazoans in the DNAi Club
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2015
A chance discovery results in the first report of DNA-based gene silencing in an animal.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
July 2015's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
The War Rages On
The War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.
Gutless Worm
Gutless Worm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.
Book Excerpt from <em>Faith vs. Fact</em>
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Jef Akst | Jun 29, 2015
Science releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
David R. Smith | Jun 29, 2015
And too few insights gleaned from them