[ 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

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...

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,...

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.

Let high schoolers see and touch science.

President's Message