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Monday 19th March 2018

AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does

Earlier diagnosis could help researchers develop drugs to slow the progress of the disease.

Friday 16th March 2018

A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

The small, streamlined design could have benefits over other devices.

Tuesday 13th March 2018

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first.

Monday 12th March 2018

Farmland gene editors want cows without horns, pigs without tails, and business without regulations

The lobbying effort to get the FDA out of the way of biotech animals is under way.

Thursday 8th March 2018

Fast genome tests are diagnosing some of the sickest babies in time to save them

Rapid DNA sequencing is helping doctors treat critically ill infants in days rather than weeks.

Monday 26th February 2018

The high-tech medicine of the future may be biased in favor of well-off white men

Tailor-made health care could have unintended ill effects on groups such as minorities, women, and the poor.

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Forecasts of genetic fate just got a lot more accurate

DNA-based scores are getting better at predicting intelligence, risks for common diseases, and more.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Can’t get new lungs? Try refurbished ones instead.

Spruced up human and animal organs could someday be the solution for people needing transplants.

Monday 19th February 2018

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI

A neural network that simulates the way moths recognize odors also shows how they learn so much faster than machines.

Friday 16th February 2018

In the future we won’t edit genomes—we’ll just print out new ones

Why redesigning the humble yeast could kick off the next industrial revolution.

Thursday 15th February 2018

Gene-altering treatments are medicine’s best shot yet against Huntington’s disease

After 25 years, scientists are starting to make progress against the devastating illness.

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Biologists would love to program cells as if they were computer chips

A startup is selling “circuits” for making drugs and chemicals inside bacteria.

Monday 12th February 2018

2017 was the year consumer DNA testing blew up

More people took genetic ancestry tests last year than in all previous years combined.

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain

People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.

A new DNA test will look for 190 diseases in your newborn’s genetic code

But not all parents may want to know the results.

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Edible electronics tattooed on your food could help track your health

The development of organic circuits that can be transferred onto food and pills paves the way for a new era of biomonitoring.

Monday 5th February 2018

100,000 happy moments

What makes people happy? A huge database is making it possible to discern the answer at last.

A biotech CEO explains why he injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment on Facebook Live

He says he wants everyone to have access to affordable gene treatments.

Friday 2nd February 2018

A search for insomnia genes involving 1.3 million people is the largest genetic study ever

The quest to understand common diseases takes on unprecedented scope.

Wednesday 31st January 2018

The doctor responsible for gene therapy’s greatest setback is sounding a new alarm

Toxic effects seen in animals raise questions about new gene therapies for children.

Monday 29th January 2018

Faced with failing antibiotics, scientists are using killer viruses to fight superbugs

Advances in DNA sequencing and AI could make the idea a more practical treatment option.

Friday 26th January 2018

Storing data in DNA is a lot easier than getting it back out

But a method bacteria use to swap genetic information could offer a way.

Thursday 18th January 2018

A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early

50,000 healthy people will be screened in an effort to detect hidden tumors.

Wednesday 17th January 2018

U.S. Doctors Plan to Treat Cancer Patients Using CRISPR

Gene-edited immune cells could help wipe out deadly tumors.

Friday 12th January 2018

Gene Therapy Could Make Cancer Care More Unequal, and This Map Shows Why

Revolutionary new cancer treatments won’t be available in many rural areas of the U.S.

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