biotechnology

brains

Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth

Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.
Becky Ferreira
8.21.18
Health

Was It Wrong for Scientists to Create a Pig-Human Hybrid Embryo?

Scientists at the Salk Institute in California have created a part-human, part-pig embryo. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan told us about the ethical concerns involved in mixing human and animal DNA.
Mike Pearl
1.30.17
Art

There's a Literal "Museum of Shit" Opening in Italy

Featuring bioluminescent installations, methane heating, and, of course, artifacts, it's the cultural institution you always wanted (but were too afraid to ask for).
Rubén Moldes
5.11.15
Art

A Kinetic Sculpture Arranges 804 Orbs From Order To Chaos

Using 804 rusty spheres, design studio Hypersonic have created a kinetic installation that represents the promise of biotechnology.
Johnny Magdaleno
8.26.14
Art

Is This How We’ll Grow Oregano On Mars?

<p>The New York Hall of Science&#8217;s &#8220;ReGeneration&#8221; exhibition showcases elaborate computer ecosystems we might use to grow food on Mars someday.</p>
Michelle Lhooq
11.2.12
Sports

I Am Letting the Machines Run My Fantasy Football Team

I wanted to be active in my fantasy football league this year but I forgot to show up for the draft and the computer picked my guys for me. I'm fine with it—the team's not that bad, and it's just a matter of time before robots run the rest of my life...
Drew Millard
9.10.12
The Technology Issue

Alan Russell

Alan Russell is the founder of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the biggest multidisciplinary center for regenerative medicine in the world.
Tim Small
4.1.09