Tales of the Neobiological Revolution
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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.
The Children You Could Have Produced Instead
Technology will dramatically increase the choices that parents can make about their offspring. But having too many options can be a bad thing. by David Eagleman
Curious Robots Will Teach Us About Ourselves
Machines programmed to explore could lead to smarter AI — and show us how to unlock capacities lying dormant in our own brains.
What Will It Take to 3-D Print Organs?
Eventually, no one will die while waiting for a transplant. But that day is further off than you might think.
This is Your Brain on Weed
Pot is being packaged like fine wines and sold with bold claims about physical and psychological benefits. Does science back up the marketing pitch?
Anorexia may originate in your gut and your DNA, not in fashion magazines. by Christina Farr
It’s On! The Race to Wire the Brain
Bryan Johnson is convinced that human intelligence needs an upgrade. So he’s putting up $100 million to make it happen.
Take Two Placebos and Call Me in the Morning
Sham treatments that work even when you know they’re fakes.
The Misguided Pessimism of “Homo Deus”
Yuval Noah Harari’s book is right that humans have developed God-like powers, but it’s wrong about the reasons — and it underestimates what will come. by Juan Enriquez
The Deepest Free Diver of Them All
Facing troubling news in his DNA, William Trubridge displays a competitive advantage not found in his genome: equanimity. Final chapter in a three-part series
The Anti-Aging Habits of Longevity Experts
These people are all researching ways to halt or reverse aging. So what are they doing to help themselves live longer?
Video: Decoding the Diver
A story about a world record-shattering free diver named William Trubridge, the genes that may explain his success, and a company racing to fill in the gaps in our genomic knowledge.