close-up of X chromosomes
Probing “Selfish” Centromeres Unveils an Evolutionary Arms Race
Michael Lampson, PhD | Apr 3, 2023 | 10 min read
A more complete understanding of nonrandom segregation will shed light on how speciation occurs.
Infographic depicting one way centromeres can "cheat" during meiosis
Infographic: How “Selfish” Centromeres Alter Inheritance
Michael Lampson, PhD | Apr 3, 2023 | 2 min read
Research on so-called selfish genetic loci is providing scientists with greater insight into the biology of chromosome segregation and inheritance.
Improve qPCR Efficiency and Reproducibility
The Components of Effective qPCR
Bio-Rad | 1 min read
Putting the pieces together for molecular diagnostics and infectious disease research
Artist’s rendition of red SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses floating near blue strands of DNA.
COVID-19 Infections May Reshape Genetic Landscape
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 30, 2023 | 3 min read
SARS-CoV-2 infection triggers structural changes in the host cell’s DNA, which provide a molecular explanation for long COVID, a new study suggests. 
electron micrograph of grey cancer cell, with two red T cells stuck to the side
Translation of “Jumping Genes” Creates Cancer Therapy Targets
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 29, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers find many tumor-specific antigens form when cancer genes and transposable elements link up.
Genomes Across the Tree of Life
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 2 min read
Researchers turn to unique eukaryotes to better understand how DNA is organized in 3D space.
A normal human liver organoid (left) stained with blue and red next to a fatty liver organoid (right) with lipid droplets stained yellow.
Working Together to Battle Fatty Liver Disorders
Niki Spahich, PhD | Mar 24, 2023 | 6 min read
Benedetta Artegiani and Delilah Hendriks are forming a joint laboratory group to understand disease mechanisms and treatments through organoid models.
Black and white portrait of Paul Berg
‘Godfather of Genetic Engineering’ Paul Berg Dies at 96
Lisa Winter | Mar 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Berg was awarded one-half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980 for his work with recombinant DNA technology. 
Learn how to efficiently and gently prepare samples for NGS and beyond
How to Improve Yield and Reproducibility in Different          -Omics Applications
Covaris | 1 min read
Extracting nucleic acids and proteins gently from samples increases experimental success.
Copepod (Zooplankton) are a group of small crustaceans found in the marine and freshwater habitat.
Combining Climate Stressors Leads to Unique Changes in the Genome
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Mar 20, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found that copepod genomes adapt in distinct ways when simultaneously exposed to multiple environmental conditions.
Healthcare and medicine, Doctor touch and diagnose a virtual Human Lungs with Covid-19 or coronavirus spread inside on modern interface screen on laboratory, Innovation and Medical technology.
Uncovering Rare Disease Genetic Pathways with Global Biobanks
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Mar 20, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers discover new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis risk factors with multi-ancestry analyses that increase representation of understudied populations.
Context Is Key: Unlocking Tissue Complexity with Spatial Biology
Context Is Key: Unlocking Tissue Complexity with Spatial Biology
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists combine spatially resolved imaging analyses with cutting edge single cell techniques for greater insight into fundamental and disease relevant pathways.
Fluorescent image of breast tissue
Hormone Therapy Triggers Male Gene Patterns in Transgender Men’s Cells
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 15, 2023 | 3 min read
A study deepens the scientific understanding of how androgens influence breast tissue, which may offer clues to treating breast cancer. 
Fluorescent images of red cells showing high and low levels of infection in green
Parasite Drove Natural Selection in Amazonian Indigenous Groups
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 13, 2023 | 4 min read
The findings could help researchers understand why some individuals are more vulnerable to deadly Chagas disease.
The BRAND Liquid Handling Station
Relieving the Pipetting Toll for Better Results
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and BRANDTECH Scientific | 3 min read
Scientists use an automated liquid handling station to ensure consistency across a range of experiments.
Artistic rendition of droplet DNA amplification
Finally, Scientists Sequence Single Cells with Long-Read Technology
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 4 min read
By combining two innovative approaches, researchers can now sequence the full spectrum of mutational differences between individual cells’ genomes.
Michael Green smiling at the camera in front of a shelf in the lab
Molecular Biologist Michael Green Dies at 69
Lisa Winter | Mar 7, 2023 | 2 min read
Beyond his achievements in academia, he also cofounded three pharmaceutical companies and filed 15 patents related to cancer therapeutics. 
A Way with Words: Using Genomics to Dispel Stuttering Myths
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Filling in the gaps about the genetic risk factors of stuttering may help scientists shatter stigmas and discover new therapies.
Histological image of ccRCC
Mutational Signature Indicates Risk of Kidney Cancer Recurrence
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 1, 2023 | 2 min read
DNA sequencing can identify mutations that predict recurrence of renal cell carcinoma and may help low-risk patients avoid unnecessary treatment, a study finds.
Composite image showing genes radiating from tumor cells
Jumping Genes’ Role in Cancer
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2023 | 8 min read
Transposons may be key players in how tumors develop and spread, but they also keep cancer at bay in some circumstances.