The Limits of Computers That Read Our Minds
A professor in China builds a brain-machine interface that keeps humans fully in charge.
Biohacking Is a Bitch
Dog breeder David Ishee thinks gene editing can spare purebreds from debilitating disorders. But getting the tech to work is just the start.
The Trickiest Brain Exploration of All
Karl Deisseroth developed astounding technologies that light up the brain and render it transparent. Yet some of his most compelling breakthroughs still come from listening to patients.
Who Will Be the Google of Genomics?
The first company to offer whole genome sequencing for free can build the most valuable advertising engine in the world. by Andrew Hessel
Arvind Gupta’s Jiu Jitsu Makes Biotech Move at Silicon Valley Speed
He built a powerful system for launching scientific ideas into startups. Can he do it again? by Po Bronson
Medicine Ignored This Insulin Problem. Hackers Solved It.
“I’m just a girl living with type 1 diabetes who got tired of waiting.”
Get In On the Sale of Yourself
After watching medical records get traded for billions of dollars, a tech entrepreneur says he can help you grab a share of the bounty.
The Shocking Thing About the Brain
An electrical-stimulation technology with promising new uses comes from a dark age that still has a lot to teach us.
Meat Doesn’t Grow on Trees—But Maybe It Could
What if your steak came from the greenhouse instead of the slaughterhouse?
The Dream Machine for Customizing Biology is Almost Here
Protein designers are preparing for quantum computers to point the way to new cures and green materials.
Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
6 Extra Years of Fertility
Freezing ovarian tissue is classified as experimental. Maybe it shouldn’t be.
His Longevity Pill Won’t Work For Her
Research on aging treatments keeps turning up profound variations in how male and female subjects respond.
New Trick in DNA Editing Could Safely Unlock Thousands of Cures
A CRISPR startup rewrites tiny mutations instead of cutting and pasting entire genes.