An ultrathin, inexpensive wearable patch can give doctors detailed information about crucial markers of health.
Endangered rhinos are being killed for their horns. Some researchers think they can use bioengineering techniques to trip up the poachers.
Even if advancements in gene editing dodge formal regulation in the short-term, they’re not going to escape the roiling anti-biotech public sentiment.
A drug that helps people after organ transplants has extended the lives of fruit flies, worms, and mice. The next step is to see what it will do for our pets.
A roundup of interesting stories on biotechnology, drugs, and medicine from other sites, collected by Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review’s biomedicine editor.
After doctors bridge his spinal injury with electronics, a paralyzed man can control his arm with his thoughts.
We’re still not taking mental disorders as seriously as we should.
An extra-muscular beagle has been created through genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets?
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.
New sensors made from plastic and carbon nanotubes could provide an artificial skin that would endow prosthetic hands with a sense of touch.