These Genes May Help You Read Your Biological Clock
Newly discovered variants let women predict their fertility — and overall health.
Biohacking Is a Bitch
Dog breeder David Ishee thinks gene editing can spare purebreds from debilitating disorders. But getting the tech to work is just the start.
The Trickiest Brain Exploration of All
Karl Deisseroth developed astounding technologies that light up the brain and render it transparent. Yet some of his most compelling breakthroughs still come from listening to patients.
Who Will Be the Google of Genomics?
The first company to offer whole genome sequencing for free can build the most valuable advertising engine in the world.
New Trick in DNA Editing Could Safely Unlock Thousands of Cures
A CRISPR startup rewrites tiny mutations instead of cutting and pasting entire genes.
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.
Our Genetic Legacy
I am not afraid of the prospect of editing human genes. If we do it thoughtfully, it can be a gift to future generations.
Will You Eat CRISPR Produce?
Gene editing will make plants hardier and healthier. Hopefully people won’t freak out.
Is the World Ready for Synthetic People?
Stanford bioengineer Drew Endy doesn’t mind bringing dragons to life. What really scares him are humans.
Get Ready for Same-Sex Reproduction
When artificial sperm and eggs become a reality, the sex of your babymaking partner won't matter.
The Language of DNA Should Rewrite English, Too
Jargon from the pre-genomics era blinds us to new possibilities.