A new brain-imaging technology may reveal the true risk of repetitive head injury in contact sports.
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I’m the biomedicine editor for MIT Technology Review. I look for stories where technology stands to improve human health or advance our understanding of the human condition.
I joined MIT Technology Review in March 2012 after a brief stint in the Washington, D.C., news bureau of the scientific journal Nature. Before I ventured to the East Coast, I spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a doctoral student in molecular biology and one whirlwind year in science-writing boot camp in Santa Cruz.
In California, I wrote for the Stanford University press offices, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, and the Salinas Californian newspaper. I grew up in a small town in eastern Texas, surrounded by bird song, rolling cattle fields, and lanky pine trees. When I’m not exploring health tech, you will probably find me cooking or giggling over an exceptional LOLcat.
Susan Young's Stories
Delivering healthy bacteria in a pill could help patients harboring out-of-balance microbial communities.
A Boston startup wants to create precise genome-editing treatments that can address more types of disease than previous gene therapy methods.
The U.S. government is concerned that some of 23andMe’s health assessments could mislead customers.
Researchers uncover new ties between genetics and skin cancer by mining patients’ medical records.
High-throughput sequencing takes another step into the clinic with first regulatory approvals.
Three large clinical trials show little benefit to analyzing the genes of patients to find the right dose of blood thinners.
A Kansas City hospital is pioneering genomic testing to solve life-threatening mysteries involving infants and kids with developmental disorders.
Genomic technology could accelerate patient trials of new cancer drugs that are targeted to a tumor’s individual molecular profile.
For the first time, researchers report that monkeys can use brain implants to control a left and a right arm.