Women Finally Get the Fertility Test They Deserve
A trailblazing genetic scan could bring the tools of precision medicine to a woefully understudied field.
The Life Extension Death Match
Nobel laureates and billionaires fight to sell you what they hope is a longevity pill.
The Radical Idea of Avoiding Sickness
Leroy Hood, pioneer of systems biology, is trying to upend medicine with a service that tests everything about you.
Peter Thiel’s Investment in a Vaccine Company Isn’t as Shady as People Want to Believe
The strange saga of a dying researcher desperate to cure herpes.
Brain Disorders May Start in the Gut — So Let’s Treat Them There
Dogfish sharks produce a remarkable antibacterial compound that might halt symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
What if Number 2 Makes You Number 1?
Elite athletes have a greater variety of bacteria in their guts than couch potatoes do, raising the prospect of “poop doping.”
Checking in on the Quantified Self at 10
They’ve been ahead of the curve on personal health tracking and citizen science. What will their doctors and the rest of us learn from their data addiction?
Masturbation as Medicine
Too hot for UCLA: Nicole Prause wants you to have more orgasms … so she can study them.