Current Biology
ISSN: 0960-9822

Current Biology

Current Biology is widely valued among life scientists for its unique blend of important research papers and informed, lively commentary. Published every 2 weeks, the journal delivers exciting primary research from all areas of biology, from molecular biology to evolution. Current Biology also features timely Dispatches - commentary by leading experts on the latest advances - as well as valuable full-length reviews and a vibrant magazine section that includes news, analysis and opinion, profiles of leading scientists and institutions, and informative, accessible guides to notable topics in biology.

Current Biology features research and commentary in all areas of biology, such as:

  • Cell Biology, including Cell Signaling, Cell Cycle Regulation and Apoptosis;
  • Developmental Biology;
  • Cellular and Systems Neuroscience;
  • Cancer Biology;
  • Gene Expression, including Genomics and Proteomics;
  • DNA and RNA Metabolism, including Transcription and Translation;
  • Plant Biology;
  • Immunology;
  • Microbiology; and
  • Ecology...

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