Zap Your Pain Away
A biomedical startup is tuning electrical stimulation devices to your specifications so you won’t need pills.
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.
Stop Taking Adderall, Start Playing Video Games
Doctors could soon prescribe screen time for children with ADHD.
If Your Doctors Can’t Cure Your Cancer, Maybe You Can
Hit with a rare disease, Onno Faber formed a startup to hack it — and he’s taking on conventional medicine in the process.
De-Extinction, Jonas Salk, and More: the 3 Book List Returns
Back by popular demand: more great reading recommendations from people shaping the future of our species.
Millennials’ Sobriety Isn’t What It Seems
They’re avoiding many of the substances that got earlier generations high. But are they better off?
Masturbation as Medicine
Too hot for UCLA: Nicole Prause wants you to have more orgasms … so she can study them.
What Will It Take to 3-D Print Organs?
Eventually, no one will die while waiting for a transplant. But that day is further off than you might think.
Take Two Placebos and Call Me in the Morning
Sham treatments that work even when you know they’re fakes.
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. Final chapter in a three-part series
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.