Biomedicine

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Novel therapeutics

Poll on Human Enhancement Shows Divided Public

A majority of Americans oppose futuristic biological enhancements that would make them smarter or stronger.

Neuroengineering

Olympians Look for an Edge with Brain Stimulation

Despite the lack of peer-reviewed evidence, startup Halo Neuroscience says its brain-zapping headphones have helped athletes get more from their training.

Neuroengineering

The Map of the Human Brain Is Finally Getting More Useful

Human Connectome Project neuroscientists have created a program to make individualized brain maps.

Novel therapeutics

Gene Therapy Trial Wrenches Families as One Child’s Death Saves Another

New DNA fix stops brain-destroying terminal illness, but only if it’s given early enough.


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