Y chromosome, neuroscience, genetics & genomics
Six Threats to Chromosomes
Ed Yong | May 3, 2012
Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.
Book Excerpt from Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.
Dopamine: Duality of Desire
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
The Sound of Color
Jef Akst | May 1, 2012
A completely colorblind musician and painter perceives the world in a new way with help from technology.
Illegal Genes
Bob Grant | Apr 30, 2012
California mulls a state law that would criminalize the unauthorized sharing, storing, or analyzing of genetic data.
Pigeon GPS Identified
Megan Scudellari | Apr 26, 2012
A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.
New Brain Stem Cell
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 23, 2012
Progenitor cells discovered in the brain’s small blood vessels have the capacity to differentiate into neurons and other tissue types.