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
Kill Time in Traffic by Diagnosing Cancer
Lou Auguste harnesses robotics and software to amp up remote medicine.
23-Year-Old VC Bets on Lengthening Health Span
MIT dropout Laura Deming is on the hunt for causes of disease and mechanisms for quashing it.
Checking in on the Quantified Self at 10
They’ve been ahead of the curve on personal health tracking and citizen science. What will their doctors and the rest of us learn from their data addiction?
The Gadget that Makes DNA Sequencing Child’s Play
The MinION cracks open biotech to the masses the way the PC democratized computing. What will we do with this newfound power?
For a Brain-Computer Interface to Work, Are Holograms the Only Hope?
Hardware visionary Mary Lou Jepsen’s next act is to read your mind—no implants required.
Neurotribe Finds Promised Land
Ultra Testing shows that autism in the workplace can be a feature, not a bug.
Tales of the Neobiological Revolution
Writers, artists, experimenters of all kinds: we’re a platform for your great ideas!
The Misguided Pessimism of “Homo Deus”
Yuval Noah Harari’s book is right that humans have developed God-like powers, but it’s wrong about the reasons — and it underestimates what will come. by Juan Enriquez