Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more
Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.
A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.
Eukaryotes prevent secondary RNA structures called G-quadruplexes, commonly observed in vitro, from forming in the cell.
Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.
Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible.
After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression.
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior
Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring
Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.
The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.
Balto, Togo, and other huskies famously delivered life-saving serum to a remote Alaskan town in 1925—but newspapers didn’t tell the whole story.