Companies are developing embryo selection algorithms aimed at boosting the success of IVF

Computer artwork of in vitro fertilization of an ovum, colored in blue.
Computer artwork of in vitro fertilization of an ovum, colored in blue.
Image: Science Photo Library — KTSDESIGN/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images


Reengineering Life

Research in mice shows promise for treating progeria, a disease that causes rapid aging and early death

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Twenty-year-old Michiel Vandeweert was born with progeria, an extremely rare aging condition. Belgium, December 1, 2018. Photo illustration source: Barcroft Media/Getty Images


Here’s how they actually work

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Credit: Andriy Onufriyenko / Getty Images


Reengineering Life

United Therapeutics reveals its plans to perform the transplants in an exclusive interview with Future Human

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Photo illustration: Getty Images


Scientists moved closer to linking the human brain to computers

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Illustrations: Anson Chan

Genealogy databases are leading police to mothers who killed their babies


Scientists took huge strides toward using the gene-editing tool for medical treatments

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Photo: Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images


Glimpse of the Future

The drone could be used in dangerous places where people can’t go

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To make the Smellicopter, researchers added a moth antenna — the brown arc being attached here — to an open-source hand-held commercially available quadcopter. Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington


REENGINEERING LIFE

Emerging technologies like CRISPR raise new possibilities for militaries

A photo of Chinese soldiers juxtaposed against photos of a DNA strip and a dropper with the text Reengineering Life
A photo of Chinese soldiers juxtaposed against photos of a DNA strip and a dropper with the text Reengineering Life
Photo illustration, source: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images


Glimpse of the Future

A skin-like device listens for coughs to catch early signs of Covid-19

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Photo: Northwestern University

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Emily Mullin

Staff writer at Future Human covering biotechnology and genetic privacy. Previously at MIT Technology Review.

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