Old People Are Hot Now
First lifespan, then healthspan, but from now on, thanks to our writer, we’ll also be tracking hotspan. You read it here first.
Cognition and Constipation
Studies probing the connection between the microbiome and cognitive decline deepen our understanding of the gut-brain axis.
13.8 Billion Years Later
An interview with Dan Levitt and the immense journey from the Big Bang to the dinner table in his new book What’s Gotten Into You.
What does this mushroom-based installation at the Venice Biennale tell us about our biological future?
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?
CRISPR Crops Are Here
Foods genetically edited using CRISPR technology are beginning to hit store shelves. How are they different from GMOs?
My End-of-Life Mushroom Trip
Depleted by metastatic breast cancer, the author undertakes a psilocybin journey.
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.
Are You Getting Enough Flavanols?
A diet deficient in these naturally occurring compounds can lead to age-related memory loss.
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.