venom, developmental biology
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
The Prescient Placenta
The Prescient Placenta
Christopher Coe | Aug 1, 2015
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.
Sperm From Ovaries
Sperm From Ovaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 11, 2015
With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 
Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks
Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks
Bob Grant | May 13, 2015
Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Contributors
Contributors
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Short, Strong Signals
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
Fertility Treatment Fallout
Fertility Treatment Fallout
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.