36 Biologically Inspired Gifts for the 2021 Holidays
From ephemeral tattoos to vagus nerve oil to a grape-waste backpack, these biotech-inspired gifts will be sure to delight and inspire.
Shooting for Longevity and the Stars
Senolytics that target age-related “zombie” cells could be game-changing for extending lifespans and enabling long-haul space travel.
Biohackers in Space (Almost)
This eclectic mix of researchers is exploring off-Earth living in radical new ways.
Houston, We Have a Baby
What’s the protocol for creating a healthy new human when you subtract Earth from the equation?
To Boldly Go Where No Pharma Has Gone Before
Astropharmacies could grow drugs on demand for future space travelers.
True Human Diversity is Finally Imaginable. Are We Ready?
Juan Enriquez explores the possibility and inevitable risks of human speciation.
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.
Take These Drugs to Get to Mars
Space brain and other cosmic problems demand new kinds of pharmaceutical protection.
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.