Plastic-Eating Microbes to the Rescue?
Nature breaks everything down—eventually. It’s time to accelerate the process.
The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing
These startups are developing new ways to reprogram biology by producing custom genes from scratch.
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.
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