Scientists have created an organism that defies the rules of biology by using nonstandard amino acids. And you probably have some questions.
Cognition and Constipation
Studies probing the connection between the microbiome and cognitive decline deepen our understanding of the gut-brain axis.
Review: Artists Remaking Medicine
In a new book, Emily Peters explores the perspectives and solutions artists, designers, and musicians bring to our broken health care system.
Building a Better Microbiome
Stephanie Culler is using genetically engineered, synthetic probiotics to overhaul treatments for a host of ailments.
Gene Therapies for Eternal Youth
Longevity startups are riding high as a wave of gene therapies advance through clinical trials. Can they actually turn back the clock?
Industrial-Scale Stem Cells Are Here
Bit.bio’s new approach for reprogramming pluripotent stem cells could standardize the reliable, large-scale manufacture of cells for research and therapy.
Can We Learn to Embrace Robotic Caregivers?
An aging population and elder care shortages means we may not have a choice.
Book Review: The Age of Scientific Wellness
Lee Hood's company Arivale showed us how to do preventive, personalized health care. His book explores the science—and the missed opportunity.
Human Organs Age at Different Rates
Organ-specific biological clocks are the latest tool for predicting and treating both chronic disease and overall aging.