Take These Drugs to Get to Mars
Space brain and other cosmic problems demand new kinds of pharmaceutical protection.
How a DNA Test Can Help You Deal with Depression
Gene tests for antidepressants are going mainstream — and getting more confusing. Here’s a guide.
Your Next Rx: Less Testing, Fewer Drugs — and Better Health
Soon, precision medicine could help you avoid expensive, risky procedures that you may not need.
The Latest Biotech Growth Market Might be Crap
There’s gold in your gut—and startups are mining it with microbiome science. The biggest hurdle? Stool doesn’t scale.
This Scientist-Turned-VC Wants to Extend Life
Since he was a child, James Peyer has been obsessed with stopping aging. Now he has a fund — and a plan.
Get In On the Sale of Yourself
After watching medical records get traded for billions of dollars, a tech entrepreneur says he can help you grab a share of the bounty.
Shake Up the Snow Globe in Your Mind
Michael Pollan explores the neuroscience of psychedelics in this excerpt from his new book.
You Can Rescue Medical Breakthroughs from the Valley of Death
Halo Cures, a crowdfunding startup, will usher new drugs and devices through the rockiest stage of development.
The End of Hangovers
Leave it to the Brits to invent a synthetic alcohol that gets you properly pickled and doesn’t make you feel poisoned.
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.
Millennials’ Sobriety Isn’t What It Seems
They’re avoiding many of the substances that got earlier generations high. But are they better off?
This is Your Brain on Weed
Pot is being packaged like fine wines and sold with bold claims about physical and psychological benefits. Does science back up the marketing pitch?