Future Food Needs Some Historical Context
A new book considers how past innovations transformed our food systems.
Employee Work Tracking is on the Rise
New research reveals how people feel about being judged by algorithms—and why employees should have first dibs on their data.
21st Century Olympic Doping
Gene editing for performance enhancement may not be the Tokyo cheat, but we asked the experts how far off it might be.
Portrait of a Professional Baby Maker
With 27 biological children and three surrogate pregnancies under her belt, it’s all business as usual for Tyra Reeder.
Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Manipulate You
While AI may not end the world the way sci-fi writers imagine, it may very well pull your strings in the near future.
How Did HIV/AIDS Prepare Us for COVID-19?
Forty years after a 1981 report hinted at the coming HIV/AIDS pandemic, we look at how the response to global public health threats has changed.
Misinformation is a Public Health Crisis—So Let’s Treat it That Way
The fast transmission of bad information is dangerous. A new approach employs “infodemiologists” to fight outbreaks.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. What could possibly go wrong?
The Neuropolitics of Extremism
New research may shed light on political polarization—and how we could protect against the incitement of violence.
The Case for More Doping in the Olympics
Some tech and drug enhancements are banned as unfair, but ironically they could end up leveling the playing field.
Neuroprivacy as a Basic Human Right
New braintech can capture a vast amount of personal data. It’s time to think about how yours will be protected.
Is Your DNA Data Safe in Blackstone’s Hands?
The Wall Street giant’s big bet on Ancestry.com drives home the financial realities facing the consumer genomic revolution.
We Call DNA a Language. Is It?
As our understanding of the genome evolves, the metaphors we use to describe it should, too.
Lithium: The Next Trend in Microdosing?
Low levels of the naturally occurring, soft shiny metal could reduce violence and enhance moods for all.