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.
True Human Diversity is Finally Imaginable. Are We Ready?
Juan Enriquez explores the possibility and inevitable risks of human speciation.
Inside the Movement to Decolonize Psychedelic Pharma
As Western medicine brings psychedelics into mainstream use, a growing movement is innovating new business models grounded in reciprocity and inclusion.
5 Books That Grapple with the Thorny Issue of Genetics and Race
These scholars of color combine scientific inquiry and social justice.
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.
Gene editing scrambles a family's connections in this original sci-fi story for NEO.LIFE.
The Future of Genetic Engineering
A bioengineer, a biopunk, and a biotech reporter square off onstage about our neobiological future.
Designer Babies Are Here. What’s the Next Edit?
A Chinese scientist engineered kids to resist HIV. Here are other changes that could be on the feature list for Humanity 2.0.
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.
This Artist Shows Why Science is Too Important to Be Left to Scientists
Lucy McRae provokes us to vividly imagine alternate futures.
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.
The Shocking Thing About the Brain
An electrical-stimulation technology with promising new uses comes from a dark age that still has a lot to teach us.