2018 Breakthrough of the Year

Learn about our Breakthrough of the Year: tracking development cell by cell. Nine other advances are recognized as runners-up.

Read more – https://vis.sciencemag.org/breakthrough2018/



Chris Burns

supervising producer
Sarah Crespi

David Malakoff

special issue editor
Colin Norman

Daniel Clery
Eric Hand
Meredith Wadman
Robert F. Service
Gretchen Vogel
Jocelyn Kaiser
Ken Garber
Elizabeth Pennisi


messengers from a far-off galaxy
IceCube Collaboration

ice age impact
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

molecular windows into the past
Lannon Harley
Ilya Bobrovskiy
Australian National University

I. Bobrovskiy et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7228

RNAi enters the clinic
V. Altounian/Science

#MeToo makes gains
Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

article screenshots
The Washington Post
MIT Media Lab
The National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine

how cells marshal their contents
B. Sabari et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar3958

E. Langdon et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar7432

an archaic human “hybrid”
Thomas Higham, University of Oxford
Bence Viola, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

forensic genealogy comes of age
Randy Pench/TNS/Newscom

structures made simple
Dr Jeremy Burgess/Science Source
Gonen Lab

development cell by cell
J. A. Briggs et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar5780

J. A. Farrell et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar3131

K. McDole et al., Cell 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.09.031

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