That she might someday achieve taekwondo’s highest rank was not always obvious to Anita Sil, an HHMI early career scientist.

In the corner of a small art gallery in Queens, a white plaster pedestal supports a square wooden sculpture containing 64 silicon buttons.

Kevin Ahern has written more than 50 songs devoted to processes like glycolysis and the urea cycle.

The weeklong MAPS in Medicine program aims to spark an interest in science among high school students.

Learn how viruses are thriving—and how scientists are working to fight them.

A three-dimensional computer model exposes the brain’s neuropil, the hub where learning and memory begin.


A study on antibiotic resistance shows that bacteria aren’t just out to help themselves.

Maternal and paternal genes don’t always have the same effect on offspring.

Today’s genetic techniques make it possible to track down disease mutations faster than ever.

Perspectives & Opinions

It’s hard to slip humor into grant applications and scientific papers, but when it comes to naming genes, scientists’ wit shines through. From tiggywinkle hedgehog to cheapdate and Van Gogh, amusing gene names abound in...

Plant research may ultimately inform studies of human diseases.

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