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?
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.
Drugs can control HIV, but they exact a steep cost. Now, researchers are pursuing radical new ways to eliminate the infection entirely.
California-based Amyris has used breakthroughs in synthetic biology to reinvent biofuels. To turn its technology into an industrial process, it has headed to the land of sugar: Brazil.
Tracking and understanding the complex connections within the brain may finally reveal the neural secret of cognitive ability.