CRISPR Crops Are Here
Foods genetically edited using CRISPR technology are beginning to hit store shelves. How are they different from GMOs?
Is the Pursuit of Happiness Overrated?
Mounting evidence shows a paradoxical link between the pursuit of joy and depression.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
Fear and the Microbiome
Changes in the gut microbiome of infants can induce fear—and possibly anxiety and depression later in life.
Food Lasts 1 Week Longer with this Edible Silk Coating
Mori’s silk protein coating for food promises to also reduce the global waste stream and cut down on plastic packaging.
The Synthetic Biology Community Builder
An interview with MIT biologist David Sun Kong—on science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Hacking Mother’s Milk
Demand from body builders, neonatal intensive care units, and Big Pharma fuels synbio substitutions for the goodness of breast milk.
Biometrics on the Rise
What your doormat, body odor, or wandering gaze can tell us that we don’t already know.
Neuromarketing: The Booming Business of Pushing People’s Buttons
Major corporations are applying the lessons of cognitive neuroscience to get the American public buying.