Gene editing scrambles a family's connections in this original sci-fi story for NEO.LIFE.
The Future of Genetic Engineering
A bioengineer, a biopunk, and a biotech reporter square off onstage about our neobiological future.
Paging Doctor Orgasm
Nicole Prause left academia to study sexuality without institutional limits. Now she’s challenging orthodox views of climax and pornography.
Personalized Health Advice Every 60 Seconds
How I hacked my diet using a continuous blood-glucose monitor.
The Wristband that Gives You Superpowers
Neuroscientist David Eagleman aims to give deaf people a new way to hear—and upgrade everyone else’s senses too. by Steven Kotler
7 Big Biotech Ideas for 2019
Scientists and other creators tell us about the developments they’re watching for and the conversations they’ll be starting.
The Real Way Science Empowers Us
Seeing the universe as it is gives us strength rooted in humility. by Eliot Peper
Inside the Race to Build Life From Scratch
Synthetic biologists aim to transform the world with manmade organisms. What will it take to get there?
Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home. by Corby Kummer
Designer Babies Are Here. What’s the Next Edit?
A Chinese scientist engineered kids to resist HIV. Here are other changes that could be on the feature list for Humanity 2.0.
Take These Drugs to Get to Mars
Space brain and other cosmic problems demand new kinds of pharmaceutical protection.
The “Clean Meat” Industry Has a Dirty Little Secret
Manufactured meat may be safer and better — but first, producers need to get rid of the icky ingredients.
5 Reasons to Sequence Your Dog’s DNA
Sequencing services for pets may shed light on human aging, allergies, and mental health.