The Shocking Thing About the Brain
An electrical-stimulation technology with promising new uses comes from a dark age that still has a lot to teach us.
Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
His Longevity Pill Won’t Work For Her
Research on aging treatments keeps turning up profound variations in how male and female subjects respond.
New Trick in DNA Editing Could Safely Unlock Thousands of Cures
A CRISPR startup rewrites tiny mutations instead of cutting and pasting entire genes.
The Clock is Ticking Faster for a Patient Turned Medical Disruptor
Investors and families are counting on Onno Faber to galvanize research into neglected conditions—like the one threatening his hearing and sight.
Make the Hospital Come to You
A startup tries to scale up health care that’s cheaper, safer, and much more comfortable.
Angela Belcher Commands a Virus to Hunt a Deadly Cancer
An engineer lights up tiny tumors that doctors can’t see.
Machine Learning Illuminates the Body’s Dark Matter
A startup finds patterns that experts in personalized medicine say they couldn’t see before.
You Can Rescue Medical Breakthroughs from the Valley of Death
Halo Cures, a crowdfunding startup, will usher new drugs and devices through the rockiest stage of development.
Round Trips to the Pearly Gates
With better CPR techniques, more people might live to tell the tale of what happens right before everything slips away.
The Language of DNA Should Rewrite English, Too
Jargon from the pre-genomics era blinds us to new possibilities.
The Human Operating System Gets an Overhaul
Forget editing genes. This guy wants to write brand-new ones. by Steven Kotler