Week in Review, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Sleep on it
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.
Criminal genes
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 22, 2011
Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.
UK scraps nationality DNA-testing
Tia Ghose | Jun 20, 2011
The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.
Head trauma in the funny pages
Richard P. Grant | Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
The ghost of personalized medicine
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2011
Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.
Opinion: IP problems for personal med
Jennifer Gordon, Steve Lendaris and Anna Volftsun | Jun 14, 2011
Legal battles over gene patents and uncooperative patent holders threaten the widespread implementation of personalized medicine.
2011 World Science Festival: A look back
The Scientist Staff | Jun 10, 2011
The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.
Honey bee microbiome probed
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2011
Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.