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.
The FDA Banned These Chemicals — and They’re Still Everywhere
Antibacterial compounds are no longer in your hand soap, but they’re in your floors, your walls, and in your body. by Maryn McKenna
Bioengineered Ovaries Can Survive in Mice. Humans Are Next.
This tech could boost fertility and fine-tune hormone levels.
Let’s Not Overstretch Neuroplasticity
Sure, your brain is more dynamic than once thought. But harnessing those powers is tricky.
This Artist Shows Why Science is Too Important to Be Left to Scientists
Lucy McRae provokes us to vividly imagine alternate futures.
The Trickiest Brain Exploration of All
Karl Deisseroth developed astounding technologies that light up the brain and render it transparent. Yet some of his most compelling breakthroughs still come from listening to patients.
Arvind Gupta’s Jiu Jitsu Makes Biotech Move at Silicon Valley Speed
He built a powerful system for launching scientific ideas into startups. Can he do it again? by Po Bronson
Meat Doesn’t Grow on Trees—But Maybe It Could
What if your steak came from the greenhouse instead of the slaughterhouse?
Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
Angela Belcher Commands a Virus to Hunt a Deadly Cancer
An engineer lights up tiny tumors that doctors can’t see.