Foundation Medicine is offering a test that helps oncologists choose drugs targeted to the genetic profile of a patient's tumor cells. Has personalized cancer treatment finally arrived?
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr's quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.
What can heart cells generated from my blood tell me about my risk for disease—and about what drugs I should take if I get sick?
New wireless devices and smart phones apps let you track every facet of your physical and mental health.
After years of controversy, a therapy based on human embryonic stem cells is finally being tested in humans. The treatment holds out hope to paralyzed people, but at how great a risk?
Evidence is growing that your DNA sequence does not determine your entire genetic fate. Joseph Nadeau is trying to find out what accounts for the rest.
For the first time, scientists can track the precise genetic changes behind an individual case of cancer. Such information provides a picture of how tumor cells originate and evolve. And it could change the way we treat the disease.
Ten years after scientists finished mapping our DNA, they have many unanswered questions.
Ed Boyden is learning how to alter behavior by using light to turn neurons on and off.
Physicians can now use DNA sequencing to uncover the causes of rare genetic disorders.