Millennials’ Sobriety Isn’t What It Seems
They’re avoiding many of the substances that got earlier generations high. But are they better off?
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?
When Computers Read Your Mind, You’ll Need a Great Passthought
Berkeley researchers may have the perfect authentication device — assuming you’re okay with a computer analyzing your thoughts.
Masturbation as Medicine
Too hot for UCLA: Nicole Prause wants you to have more orgasms … so she can study them.
This Artist Saw the Neobiological Future Before Any of Us
Lynn Hershman Leeson has spent 40 years grappling with cyborgs, genetically modified organisms, and AI.
“We Are All Janet”
People like Janet teach us first and foremost to live a good life, and secondly, to plan a good death.
It’s Time to Believe in Synthetic Biology
Juan Enriquez bets on the end of undruggable targets, the power of programmable cells, and a machine that cooks up biological material.
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!
A Genetic Algorithm Revealed My Possible Babies
Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.