Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
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.
Shake Up the Snow Globe in Your Mind
Michael Pollan explores the neuroscience of psychedelics in this excerpt from his new book.
Longevity, the Greatest Investment Opportunity of All Time
Billionaire Jim Mellon bets that a “stock market mania” will be sparked by technologies that make people live past 100.
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.
More on the Supposed Youth Pill
A new study helps the case for a supplement known as NR, but it’s not yet a slam dunk.
Power to the Patients
Racing against his own genetic disorder, Onno Faber is giving people with rare diseases the tools to make medicine work for them.
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?
Take Two Placebos and Call Me in the Morning
Sham treatments that work even when you know they’re fakes.
The Deepest Free Diver of Them All
Facing troubling news in his DNA, William Trubridge displays a competitive advantage not found in his genome: equanimity. Final chapter in a three-part series