Sniffing Out Diseases
A telltale COVID-19 symptom underscores the scientific significance of smell—for both patients and practitioners.
After the Madness—Pandemic Silver Linings in Bioscience
Will the frenzied rush to understand and treat SARS-CoV-2 bring longer lasting benefit to the world of scientific research and medicine?
There Might Be a Better Time to Pop That Pill
Syncing cures with circadian rhythms is an idea whose moment has finally come.
Inside the Race to Build Life From Scratch
Synthetic biologists aim to transform the world with manmade organisms. What will it take to get there?
Designer Babies Are Here. What’s the Next Edit?
A Chinese scientist engineered kids to resist HIV. Here are other changes that could be on the feature list for Humanity 2.0.
Your Next Rx: Less Testing, Fewer Drugs — and Better Health
Soon, precision medicine could help you avoid expensive, risky procedures that you may not need.
The Next Brain Implant is a Real Live Wire
No more metal: Living electrodes promise safer, better ways to fix injuries and disease and grow new links between man and machine.
The Latest Biotech Growth Market Might be Crap
There’s gold in your gut—and startups are mining it with microbiome science. The biggest hurdle? Stool doesn’t scale.
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.
These Genes May Help You Read Your Biological Clock
Newly discovered variants let women predict their fertility — and overall health.
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.
Who Says You Need Permission to Study Yourself?
Sara Riggare can’t finish her PhD because an ethics committee says she needed their approval first.
Medicine Ignored This Insulin Problem. Hackers Solved It.
“I’m just a girl living with type 1 diabetes who got tired of waiting.”