Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
To motivate healthy behavior, device companies and employers embrace social tools and insights from behavioral science.
Nobel Prize winners raise alarm over genetic engineering of humans.
Peter Thiel was the first large investor in Facebook. Now he’s turning his investing skills to biotechnology.
Gene-editing companies say research on altering the DNA of human reproductive cells is dangerous and unethical.
A startup called Thync will sell electrodes that you put on your head to improve your mood. The results may vary to a surprising degree.
Displaying the data from complex astrophysical simulations is always hard. So astronomers came up with a solution: they 3-D printed the data so they could hold it in their hands.
A new list of the most culturally influential individuals since 4,000 B.C. could help revolutionize the study of human culture.
Combining old fashioned questionnaires with data mining techniques reveals increasingly detailed insights into the way young men and women allocate their time and resources.
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?