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SCIENTIST HELP What's one of the best SCIENCE magazines?

I want to get my brother a science magazine for xmas or his birthday. He's a molecular geneticist. any SIENTISTS out there? THANKS ! i wanted to get him "cell" bit its $300 a year subscription yikes


It needs to be intellectual not "national geographic which has nothing to do with molecualr genetics. I want him to read stuff he didn't know about his field

4 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yeah, they will be pricey. The most respected are Science and Nature, but those are general science. Cell may be more up his alley.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Of the various scientific journals, Cell has the highest "impact rating" (a measure determined by the Institute for Scientific Information - ISI - based upon how often journal articles are cited by other scientists within the first few years after publication). Science and Nature are also very good journals.

    Other possible professional journals are:

    Journal of Cell Biology (

    Human Molecular Genetics (

    If he's a molecular geneticist, he probably already has online access to all the journals he would be interested in. Here's a link to many of them:

  • 1 decade ago

    you could get "popular science". thats the name of the magazine. or national geographic but thats more about the world and there are some documentaries on animal. but i still lean on "popular science" hope that that magiazine is sciency enough for you! :)

  • 1 decade ago

    I enjoy reading "Scientific American."

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