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.
The Future of Genetic Engineering
A bioengineer, a biopunk, and a biotech reporter square off onstage about our neobiological future.
7 Big Biotech Ideas for 2019
Scientists and other creators tell us about the developments they’re watching for and the conversations they’ll be starting.
5 Reasons to Sequence Your Dog’s DNA
Sequencing services for pets may shed light on human aging, allergies, and mental health.
Reset Your DNA to Slow the Clock
A new epigenetic test that tracks molecular aging claims to show you how to stay biologically young.
What Can Hibernation Do for Humans?
Survive massive trauma, lose weight in your sleep, maintain muscle strength in space — all thanks to tricks from sleeping squirrels.
This Scientist-Turned-VC Wants to Extend Life
Since he was a child, James Peyer has been obsessed with stopping aging. Now he has a fund — and a plan.
His Longevity Pill Won’t Work For Her
Research on aging treatments keeps turning up profound variations in how male and female subjects respond.
Longevity, the Greatest Investment Opportunity of All Time
Billionaire Jim Mellon bets that a “stock market mania” will be sparked by technologies that make people live past 100.
Get Up To Speed on Life Extension
Jamie Metzl makes you smarter about the science of longevity research.
More on the Supposed Youth Pill
A new study helps the case for a supplement known as NR, but it’s not yet a slam dunk.
This Anti-Aging Injection Might Actually Work
Stem cells are overhyped as a cure for everything. But they’re finally showing promise in making elderly people stronger.
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.
The Life Extension Death Match
Nobel laureates and billionaires fight to sell you what they hope is a longevity pill.