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Breakthrough of the Year 2013



Watch a video of the 2013 scientific Breakthrough of the Year & the nine runners-up, ranging from transparent brains to exploding stars.


Science's Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt writes about The potential of cancer immunotherapy in the war on cancer. more »

Areas to Watch

Science editors forecast science news to look out for in the year ahead. more »




Science editors rate how well they predicted scientific areas worth watching in 2013.
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Science editor Robert Coontz takes us behind the scenes of how the Breakthrough of the Year is decided.

Genomes of the Year