Biotechnology is the industry that uses the molecules of life (DNA, RNA, and proteins mostly) to treat and diagnose disease. We report on the latest biomedical science and technological research.


What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease?

If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old.

Conceptual photo-illustration of aging

The transhumanists who want to live forever

For a core of longevity true believers, the time to intervene is now.

Tranhumanist James Clement

Don’t count on having kids if you freeze your eggs

Michele Harrison froze 21 eggs. Only one was suitable for IVF.


Don’t change your DNA at home, says America’s first CRISPR law

A California “human biohacking” bill calls for warnings on do-it-yourself genetic-engineering kits.

Illustration of CRISPR vial reading "not for human use"
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