A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Microsoft says the AI systems behind its new personal assistant will allow it to quickly become much smarter as more people use it.
Researchers will examine the brains of living fetuses to study the origins of mental disorders like autism.
The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.
A new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.
The smartphone era is finally getting the productivity software it needs.
A 2001 essay warned advocates of free expression not to delude themselves into thinking the Internet can never be controlled.