The FDA Banned These Chemicals — and They’re Still Everywhere
Antibacterial compounds are no longer in your hand soap, but they’re in your floors, your walls, and in your body.
Bioengineered Ovaries Can Survive in Mice. Humans Are Next.
This tech could boost fertility and fine-tune hormone levels.
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?
The Genetically Engineered Astronaut
Can we create people who are optimized for ultra-long space travel?
proto.life’s 10 Most Popular Stories in 2017
Maverick scientists, a blissful free diver, and (of course) sex and drugs lit up our top articles of the year.
A Composer and a Neuroscientist Walk into a Bar …
That’s no joke! If it were, there’d have been a third person in the bar. There’s always a third person to bear the brunt of…
Why We Loved “Orphan Black”
A thriller about cloning, gene editing, and bioengineering is the perfect show for our times.
23-Year-Old VC Bets on Lengthening Health Span
MIT dropout Laura Deming is on the hunt for causes of disease and mechanisms for quashing it.
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.