Sniffing Out Diseases
A telltale COVID-19 symptom underscores the scientific significance of smell—for both patients and practitioners.
There Might Be a Better Time to Pop That Pill
Syncing cures with circadian rhythms is an idea whose moment has finally come.
Personalized Health Advice Every 60 Seconds
How I hacked my diet using a continuous blood-glucose monitor.
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.
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.
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.
How Your Phone Can Keep You from Getting Depressed
The same device that is driving you crazy could hold the keys to solving our mental health crisis.
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 Ride of the Venture Valkyrie
From printed skin to augmented reality, Lisa Suennen channels her inner goddess to divine which health technologies people will actually use.
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