The Language of DNA Should Rewrite English, Too
Jargon from the pre-genomics era blinds us to new possibilities.
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.
Women Finally Get the Fertility Test They Deserve
A trailblazing genetic scan could bring the tools of precision medicine to a woefully understudied field.
NEO.LIFE’s 10 Most Popular Stories in 2017
Maverick scientists, a blissful free diver, and (of course) sex and drugs lit up our top articles of the year.
The End of Hangovers
Leave it to the Brits to invent a synthetic alcohol that gets you properly pickled and doesn’t make you feel poisoned.
The Life Extension Death Match
Nobel laureates and billionaires fight to sell you what they hope is a longevity pill.
When a Double-Chocolate Brownie is Better for You Than Quinoa
A $299 microbiome test from DayTwo turns up some counterintuitive dietary advice.
Bring on the Post-Human Future
Gregory Stock is ready for cloning, gene editing, and conscious AI. But first he’s trying to get you better health care.
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
Get Paid for Your DNA
The secrets in your genes may be worth even more to researchers than they are to you.
23-Year-Old VC Bets on Lengthening Health Span
MIT dropout Laura Deming is on the hunt for causes of disease and mechanisms for quashing it.
Peter Thiel’s Investment in a Vaccine Company Isn’t as Shady as People Want to Believe
The strange saga of a dying researcher desperate to cure herpes.