In the Nov. 25 SN: Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
BRAIN CANDY A new database offers a deep look at living human nerve cells, revealing elaborate branching structures and myriad shapes, such as in this neuron called a pyramidal cell (cell image, left and 3-D computer reconstruction, right).
Allen Institute for Brain Science
SKIN REPAIR A 7-year-old with a rare genetic condition lost most of the top layer of his skin, the epidermis. Scientists used a combination of stem cells and gene therapy to repair the damage.
Luhan Yang is “exceptionally bold, yet careful,” says George Church, who co-founded eGenesis with Yang.