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.
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?
This Artist Saw the Neobiological Future Before Any of Us
Lynn Hershman Leeson has spent 40 years grappling with cyborgs, genetically modified organisms, and AI.
A Genetic Algorithm Revealed My Possible Babies
Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.
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
The Genetic Secrets of the World’s Greatest Free Diver
William Trubridge’s genome reveals some of his superpowers — and why his training is riskier than he ever imagined. Part two of a three-part series.