The Embryo's Secrets Revealed

December 2017

Cover Story

Featured Stories

2017 Top 10 Innovations
2017 Top 10 Innovations

From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year’s best new products shine on many levels.

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

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

Editorial

Speaking of Science

Notebook

Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas

Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.

Modus Operandi

The Literature

Profile

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Optical Cell Sorting

Researchers are using light and new image processing tools for label-free cell characterization.

Careers

Reading Frames

Foundations

Meet the Press, 1967

Fifty years ago, Arthur Kornberg announced to reporters that his team had synthesized functional DNA.