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.
Kill Time in Traffic by Diagnosing Cancer
Lou Auguste harnesses robotics and software to amp up remote medicine.
Stop Taking Adderall, Start Playing Video Games
Doctors could soon prescribe screen time for children with ADHD.
What Are Your Genes Telling You to Eat?
Companies are using your DNA to customize a diet plan. If it works, it might not be for the reasons advertised.
Get Paid for Your DNA
The secrets in your genes may be worth even more to researchers than they are to you.
The Secret Sauce of Test-Tube Fish
Lab-grown meat is still weird. This tiny startup is spawning something better.
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.
Peter Thiel’s Investment in a Vaccine Company Isn’t as Shady as People Want to Believe
The strange saga of a dying researcher desperate to cure herpes.
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.
Brain Disorders May Start in the Gut — So Let’s Treat Them There
Dogfish sharks produce a remarkable antibacterial compound that might halt symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
What if Number 2 Makes You Number 1?
Elite athletes have a greater variety of bacteria in their guts than couch potatoes do, raising the prospect of “poop doping.”