A new deal on data – articulating the contract between science and people

Now is the time for scientists to strike a deal everyone that benefits society as well as research, argue Anna Middleton, Vivienne Parry and Julian Borra

A trusty guide for exploring the complexity of cells

Single cell RNA sequencing data can be used to identify cell types. Martin Hemberg and Vladimir Kiselev explain how their new scmap method can help the Human Cell Atlas initiative by analysing this data.

Roesel's Bush Cricket: The trouble with crickets and their ever increasing genomes... Image: Richard Bartz, Wikimedia Commons

The trouble with Crickets

Crickets’ genomes are tricky things, just when you think you know how big they are, they just get a whole lot bigger

New computational method reveals where genes are expressed

06.04.18 Valentine Svensson explains how the new computational method SpacialDE interprets single-cell data to identify which genes are switched on in different locations, allowing researchers to zoom into the structures of tissues.

A cautionary tale about blackberries [2/2]

Dan Mead discovers that conferences can be a great way to build fruitful research collaborations…

A cautionary tale about blackberries…[1/2]

Finding a blackberry bush was as easy a pie, but then Dan discovered that there are 300 different species… and even experts struggle to tell the difference

Sequencing a superbug: How typhoid became extensively drug-resistant

20.02.18 Gordon Dougan and Elizabeth Klemm report how their laboratory has been sequencing the DNA of Salmonella Typhi strains that infect people around the world, and we have found evidence for an accelerating evolution of resistance to antibiotics