6 Extra Years of Fertility
Freezing ovarian tissue is classified as experimental. Maybe it shouldn’t be.
You Can Rescue Medical Breakthroughs from the Valley of Death
Halo Cures, a crowdfunding startup, will usher new drugs and devices through the rockiest stage of development.
Are You a Wizard or a Prophet?
A new book argues that technology and environmentalism clash. But that’s not a useful way to think about the future.
When Algorithms Are Running the Asylum
Psychiatry’s biggest breakthrough in decades might come from machines that don’t need to understand the mind at all.
The Genetically Engineered Astronaut
Can we create people who are optimized for ultra-long space travel?
Biotech Breakthroughs and Big Ideas in 2018
Scientists and entrepreneurs tell us what they’re looking for.
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.
China Doubles Down on the Double Helix
From sleepless startups to huge sequencing centers, genomics is booming in China. Will other countries get left behind?
Bring on the Post-Human Future
Gregory Stock is ready for cloning, gene editing, and conscious AI. But first he’s trying to get you better health care.