RNA Viruses: Biology’s Dark Matter?
A watershed study samples deep ocean RNA viruses the world over and reveals 99 percent of them have yet to be discovered.
5 Ways to Prepare for the Dementia Pandemic
Digital tools, early detection, and better insurance policies can address the coming wave of cognitive decline.
The 7-Hour Critical-Care Genome
Going from blood sample to diagnosis in the same work shift, rapid genomic sequencing proves its worth in clinical settings.
The Salty Secrets of Extreme Longevity
Rockfish, clams, tortoises, and other underwater Methuselahs harbor adaptations that could provide clues to unlocking our own longevity.
Do Psychedelics Need Psychiatrists?
As psychedelic drugs are poised to join the mainstream, what is the role of the prescriber?
Building a Better Nose
Dogs, ants, and other organisms that sniff out cancer could help train an AI to do the same.
The Synthetic Biology Community Builder
An interview with MIT biologist David Sun Kong—on science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Perspective: Why Can’t Women with Endometriosis Get Diagnosed?
10% of women suffer from this painful condition, which often goes undiagnosed for years. This has to change.
Building From the Root
Elephant skin walls, robotic flower houses, “Baubotanik” buildings, a treehouse on Mars, and the Mother Nature future of urban design.
Precision Medicine for Mental Illness
Alto Neuroscience wants to use EEG brain biomarkers to better match the right treatment to a person’s needs.
My Psychiatrist is a DJ
London-based startup Wavepaths is creating a new kind of music technology explicitly designed for psychedelic therapy.
Insect Futures—From Farm, to Table, to Pharmacy
Insect-based foods, fuels, fertilizers, and antimicrobials will be a part of our future, like it or not.
Waiting for the Unicorns of Sh*t
Microbiome research has huge implications for the very sick. But can startups get healthy people in on the action?