[ Vol. 23 No. 01 ]
Ahead of the Curve

Jack Szostak is drawn to uncharted territory. His curiosity and big thinking have earned him a Nobel Prize.

In This Issue

When he was four years old, Marty Burke collected bottle caps. His family lived across the street from a liquor store in rural Carroll County,...

Clad in matching team T-shirts and carrying backpacks, a dozen or so California high school students formed a circle, leaned in to touch hands,...

Floating face-down in a cold lake on a rainy morning: it's just another day at the lab for Dan Bolnick and his research assistants. The lab, in...

High school sophomores learn about science through structure.

Glow-in-the-dark bacteria and poisonous sea snails took center stage at the 2009 Holiday Lectures.

Scientists are now able to track the movements of single proteins as they shuttle along a DNA strand.


An unusual type of amino acid acts as a growth signal in bacteria.

A close look at infected blood samples reveals how sepsis spirals out of control.

Scientists uncover how some mosquito-borne viruses hijack cells to reproduce.

Perspectives & Opinions

Synthetic biology may--one day--change the way cells work.

President's Message