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. by Steven Kotler
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.
What Can Hibernation Do for Humans?
Survive massive trauma, lose weight in your sleep, maintain muscle strength in space — all thanks to tricks from sleeping squirrels.
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.
Where’s the Killer App for Menopause?
Women suffering from hot flashes try to find relief in a device that wasn’t designed specifically for them.
Keep Running, Never Get Over the Hill
Elite athletes are now maintaining their level of performance in their 40s and beyond. What can they teach the rest of us?
Forget Sleep Tracking—Try Sleep Hacking
A review of three devices: SleepScore Max, Eight Sleep, and Dreem.