Researchers have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to manipulate the way that DNA coils up inside the cell — another step in the quest to understand how the genome’s 3-D structure impacts its function.
In a monumental set of experiments, spread out over nearly two decades, biologists removed genes two at a time to uncover the secret workings of the cell.
Quanta Magazine invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.
The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?
The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given time to work?
The biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant have spent four decades on a tiny island in the Galápagos. Their discoveries reveal how new animal species can emerge in just a few generations.
Gene drives promise to spread a trait across an entire population. But evolutionary forces are going to alter even the best-engineered plans.
Scientists have developed new ways to forecast who will bounce back from disease by studying not just the way the immune system fights infections, but how the body repairs itself.
Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs.
The subtle mechanics of densely packed cells may help explain why some cancerous tumors stay put while others break off and spread through the body.