Gene editing scrambles a family's connections in this original sci-fi story for NEO.LIFE.
The Real Way Science Empowers Us
Seeing the universe as it is gives us strength rooted in humility. by Eliot Peper
Who Will Be the Google of Genomics?
The first company to offer whole genome sequencing for free can build the most valuable advertising engine in the world. by Andrew Hessel
Young Biodesigners Unveil Clever Ideas for a Cleaner World
Student competitors turn jellyfish, microorganisms, and even hair cells into useful things.
Our Genetic Legacy
I am not afraid of the prospect of editing human genes. If we do it thoughtfully, it can be a gift to future generations.
The Time Has Come for a Better Breast Pump
Hackers take on everything that makes breastfeeding harder than it should be.
Will You Eat CRISPR Produce?
Gene editing will make plants hardier and healthier. Hopefully people won’t freak out.
Is the World Ready for Synthetic People?
Stanford bioengineer Drew Endy doesn’t mind bringing dragons to life. What really scares him are humans. by David Ewing Duncan
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.
Get Ready for Same-Sex Reproduction
When artificial sperm and eggs become a reality, the sex of your babymaking partner won't matter.
Ancient Fables for the Neobiological Age
What “Frankenstein” and the golem tell us about the power and responsibility of science.
The End of Hangovers
Leave it to the Brits to invent a synthetic alcohol that gets you properly pickled and doesn’t make you feel poisoned.
From Molecules to Megacities: How Life Scales
Geoffrey West’s monumental book “Scale” channels math and physics to explore the limits of our biology, our companies, and our civilization. by Esther Dyson