Biobanks are on the Cusp of Translating Big Data Into New Medicine
The rise of biobanks around the world promised lots of cheap and plentiful human DNA for scientists to study. Here’s how that’s going.
New Microchip Based on Biomolecules is No Alien Technology
Roswell Biotechnologies wants you to believe its new chip will revolutionize the detection of viruses, DNA, and more. But it still has to prove itself.
The Big Business of Workplace Mindfulness
Corporate America is embracing mindfulness more than ever as the pandemic rages. But what do they mean by “mindfulness,” and does it work?
Predictions for 2021: Welcome to the New Uncertainty
This could be a “hinge year” in history: the opportunity to grasp a new and improved future for ourselves, our children, and our planet—or not.
After the Madness—Pandemic Silver Linings in Bioscience
Will the frenzied rush to understand and treat SARS-CoV-2 bring longer lasting benefit to the world of scientific research and medicine?
Is the World Ready for Synthetic People?
Stanford bioengineer Drew Endy doesn’t mind bringing dragons to life. What really scares him are humans.
The Radical Idea of Avoiding Sickness
Leroy Hood, pioneer of systems biology, is trying to upend medicine with a service that tests everything about you.
What Keeps a CRISPR Creator Up at Night
Gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna’s new book reveals her dreams and nightmares about what she has unleashed.