Biomedicine

New technologies and biological insights are providing unprecedented ways of improving our health.

Genomic medicine

Fetal Cells Offer Promise in Prenatal Testing

A scientist says a blood test that can discern a fetus’s entire genome is coming.

Novel therapeutics

A Big Step Forward in the Quest for a Better Painkiller

Scientists have developed a new drug that promises the pain-numbing effects of opioids without the addiction.

Novel therapeutics

Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?

Inside the long, costly effort to cure diabetes with stem cells.

Neuroengineering

In Rehab Clinics, a Possible New Role for Brain-Computer Interfaces

Paralyzed people regained some motion after operating a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton.


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    We can now manipulate neurons, gaining insight into the brain and helping to repair damage.

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  • Gene Editing

    The ability to precisely alter human genes could revolutionize medicine and medical research.

  • Synthetic Biology

    Why stick to what nature gives us when we can synthesize our own genetic pathways?

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    Advances in electronics and biomedicine are greatly increasing human capabilities.

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