Rewriting Life

Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

Even at $500K, Gene Therapy Could Be a Bargain for Some Diseases

A one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime.

Genetic Engineering Holds the Power to Save Humanity or Kill It

The same technology that allows researchers to design viruses and vaccines for specific genetic targets also allows them to design organisms that can spread and kill.

Artificial Human Embryos Are Coming, and No One Knows How to Handle Them

Stem cells can be coaxed to self-assemble into structures resembling human embryos.

Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain Implants

The prosthesis could help more people who have lost their vision than a device already on the market.


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