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.
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
Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
Lab-Grown Dog Food Is First Step to a Clean Meat Empire
This startup’s founders eat their own kibble—and they plan to feed you someday too.
I Study the Female Brain. Here’s What “The Female Brain” Gets Wrong.
Researching orgasms gives this reviewer some perspective on the new comedy by Whitney Cummings.
The Genetically Engineered Astronaut
Can we create people who are optimized for ultra-long space travel?
Biotech Breakthroughs and Big Ideas in 2018
Scientists and entrepreneurs tell us what they’re looking for.
NEO.LIFE’s 10 Most Popular Stories in 2017
Maverick scientists, a blissful free diver, and (of course) sex and drugs lit up our top articles of the year.
Bring on the Post-Human Future
Gregory Stock is ready for cloning, gene editing, and conscious AI. But first he’s trying to get you better health care.
A Composer and a Neuroscientist Walk into a Bar …
In “The Runaway Species,” Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman try to unlock the secrets of creativity. by Michael Hawley
Why We Loved “Orphan Black”
A thriller about cloning, gene editing, and bioengineering is the perfect show for our times.