Congratulations to MBL Whitman Scientist Karen Crawford, whose image of mosaic squid hatchlings was selected as one of Nature’s “best science images of 2020.” Crawford, MBL Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal, and team accomplished the first successful gene knockout in a cephalopod this year.
Text by Nisha Gaind, images selected by Nature’s visuals team
2020 has been a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed science to the forefront and dominated lives. But the year also produced fresh images unrelated to the virus. From wafer-thin solar cells to gene-edited squid, here are the striking shots from science that caught the eye of Nature’s news and art team. Read more …
Caption: Ring of mosaic squid hatchlings (Doryteuthis pealeii). These embryos were injected with CRISPR-Cas9 at different times before the first cell division, resulting in mosaic embryos with different degrees of knockout. Credit: Karen Crawford