A Natural Archive

October 2017

Featured Stories

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.

Editorial

Speaking of Science

Notebook

Teaching Humans to Echolocate

By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.

Freeze Frame

Modus Operandi

Live Cell Extractions

Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.

The Literature

Profile

Damage Patroller

Stephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Designer DNA

Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids

Bio Business

Reading Frames

Foundations

Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793

French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.