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.
Will a $5,000 Checkup Save Your Life?
Craig Venter is betting that something is lurking in your body and you’d better address it now.
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.
Why We Loved “Orphan Black”
A thriller about cloning, gene editing, and bioengineering is the perfect show for our times.
The Radical Idea of Avoiding Sickness
Leroy Hood, pioneer of systems biology, is trying to upend medicine with a service that tests everything about you. by David Ewing Duncan
What Are Your Genes Telling You to Eat?
Companies are using your DNA to customize a diet plan. If it works, it might not be for the reasons advertised.
Get Paid for Your DNA
The secrets in your genes may be worth even more to researchers than they are to you.
The Audacity of Synthetic Biologists
Sophia Roosth puts big questions to the people who are reviving extinct species and building organisms from scratch.
If Your Doctors Can’t Cure Your Cancer, Maybe You Can
Hit with a rare disease, Onno Faber formed a startup to hack it — and he’s taking on conventional medicine in the process.
The Plot Thickens in the Gnarly Story of IQ and Genetics
Researchers are finding new links between specific genes and intelligence. Can we use this knowledge to make people smarter?
What Keeps a CRISPR Creator Up at Night
Gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna’s new book reveals her dreams and nightmares about what she has unleashed. by David Ewing Duncan
The Gadget that Makes DNA Sequencing Child’s Play
The MinION cracks open biotech to the masses the way the PC democratized computing. What will we do with this newfound power?