Intestinal bacteria in mice on the space shuttle and International Space Station underwent changes similar to those of astronaut Scott Kelly
Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, talks to Scientific American about what it’s like to work in perhaps the hottest research area in all of biology...
Frog fathers ferry tadpoles past nearby ponds to faraway pools of water
Wild animals that live near humans have higher cholesterol than their rural counterparts—and our food could be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, consider that feeding style means that aggressive tangle-web spider colonies produce more offspring after severe weather, while docile colonies do better in calm conditions...
Analysis of half a million people suggests genetics may have a limited contribution to sexual orientation
A small patch of graphene on human skin seemed to block the mosquitoes’ ability to sense certain molecules that trigger a bite. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Microbes fly tens of miles over Chile’s dry, UV-blasted Atacama Desert—and scientists say the same could happen on Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The CRISPR technique can trigger the new material to release drugs or pick up biological signals
Microbes in flowers are crucial to bee diets, and microbiome changes could be starving the insects
A program at the University of Illinois trains indigenous scientists in genomics—in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting those communities. Christine Herman reports. ...
The region produces most of the world’s banana exports—and the fungus affects the most popular commercial variety
Patients can pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to screen for genetic health risks
Swabbing infants with mothers’ vaginal bacteria could affect the children’s health, but critics warn of sparse data and high risk
The technology that produced a global scandal in China last year has entered into clinical trials to treat sickle cell anemia and an eye disease
Researchers slowed the approach of greedy gulls by an average of 21 seconds by staring at the birds versus looking elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports.