The man who grew eyes
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. Moheb Costandi met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells.
When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why. Ed Yong tells her story.
Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code, writes Kat Arney.
Biology and mathematics – the practical and the theoretical – can be surprisingly uneasy bedfellows.
Turing patterns may yet explain the shape of biology’s beloved model organism.
Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us – and what they can’t.
Alok Jha talks to Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher and current Director of the US National Cancer Institute.
In the 1980s, cystic fibrosis ended lives at 18. Twenty years of science has doubled those lifespans. Penny Sarchet meets those living through hope and progress.