The Champion for Rare Disease Cures
An entrepreneur with his own rare disease finds a way to align incentives and needs to support research on rare diseases.
Biohackers in Space (Almost)
This eclectic mix of researchers is exploring off-Earth living in radical new ways.
An Experienced Health Tracker Gets the COVID-19 Vaccine
In the countdown to my second Pfizer dose, I covered my quantified self in a blanket of warm data. Here’s what happened when I pulled apart the threads.
30 Great Gifts for Biologically Inspired People
Featuring cactus shoes, custom probiotics, never-ending glow sticks, and more.
Taste 2.0 is Here
The discovery of a new taste cell deepens our understanding of this complex and adaptive sensory system.
The Future of Genetic Engineering
A bioengineer, a biopunk, and a biotech reporter square off onstage about our neobiological future.
Personalized Health Advice Every 60 Seconds
How I hacked my diet using a continuous blood-glucose monitor.
The Wristband that Gives You Superpowers
Neuroscientist David Eagleman aims to give deaf people a new way to hear—and upgrade everyone else’s senses too.
Can’t Sleep? This Tech Could Put You in Sync with the Sun.
A new device claims to go beyond sleep tracking to reset your circadian rhythm.
Who Says You Need Permission to Study Yourself?
Sara Riggare can’t finish her PhD because an ethics committee says she needed their approval first.
Biohacking Is a Bitch
Dog breeder David Ishee thinks gene editing can spare purebreds from debilitating disorders. But getting the tech to work is just the start.
Medicine Ignored This Insulin Problem. Hackers Solved It.
“I’m just a girl living with type 1 diabetes who got tired of waiting.”
The Clock is Ticking Faster for a Patient Turned Medical Disruptor
Investors and families are counting on Onno Faber to galvanize research into neglected conditions—like the one threatening his hearing and sight.