Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, cartooning teacher, and avid gardener who lives in scenic Maplewood, New Jersey. She is currently working on a teenage memoir entitled How to Draw a Nose.
Destroying an Idea Is a Path to Progress
Geneticist Paul Nurse on his Nobel Prize-winning discovery, the importance of failure, and a revelation about his own origins.
The Case Against the Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins’ hypothesis buries a crucial part of life’s story.
A Universal Cancer Treatment?
A medicine that disrupts the DNA replication of cancer cells may be within reach.
After 100 Years of Research, Autism Remains a Puzzle
One geneticist is determined to piece together the causes.
Embryo Cells Set Patterns for Growth by Pushing and Pulling
Patterns that guide the development of feathers and other features can be set by mechanical forces in the embryo, not just by gradients of chemicals.