The Dream Machine for Customizing Biology is Almost Here
Protein designers are preparing for quantum computers to point the way to new cures and green materials.
5 Films About the Neobiological Revolution to Put in Your Queue
Get inspired by documentaries on food, human performance, and more.
I Study the Female Brain. Here’s What “The Female Brain” Gets Wrong.
Researching orgasms gives this reviewer some perspective on the new comedy by Whitney Cummings.
The NEO.LIFE Holiday Gift Guide
Fifteen new things that promote fitness, celebrate science, and make self improvement a bit more stimulating.
Zap Your Pain Away
A biomedical startup is tuning electrical stimulation devices to your specifications so you won’t need pills.
China Doubles Down on the Double Helix
From sleepless startups to huge sequencing centers, genomics is booming in China. Will other countries get left behind?
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. by David Ewing Duncan
Brain Disorders May Start in the Gut — So Let’s Treat Them There
Dogfish sharks produce a remarkable antibacterial compound that might halt symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
If Your Doctors Can’t Cure Your Cancer, Maybe You Can
Hit with a rare disease, Onno Faber formed a startup to hack it — and he’s taking on conventional medicine in the process.
The Plot Thickens in the Gnarly Story of IQ and Genetics
Researchers are finding new links between specific genes and intelligence. Can we use this knowledge to make people smarter?
Neurotribe Finds Promised Land
Ultra Testing shows that autism in the workplace can be a feature, not a bug.
The Misguided Pessimism of “Homo Deus”
Yuval Noah Harari’s book is right that humans have developed God-like powers, but it’s wrong about the reasons — and it underestimates what will come. by Juan Enriquez