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.
The NEO.LIFE Holiday Gift Guide
Fifteen new things that promote fitness, celebrate science, and make self improvement a bit more stimulating.
Zap Your Pain Away
A biomedical startup is tuning electrical stimulation devices to your specifications so you won’t need pills.
China Doubles Down on the Double Helix
From sleepless startups to huge sequencing centers, genomics is booming in China. Will other countries get left behind?
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
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.
The Secret Sauce of Test-Tube Fish
Lab-grown meat is still weird. This tiny startup is spawning something better. by Corby Kummer
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.
The Audacity of Synthetic Biologists
Sophia Roosth puts big questions to the people who are reviving extinct species and building organisms from scratch.