Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses to turn “Oh, yuck” into “Oh, wow.”

Indigenous biomedical researcher Keolu Fox makes the case for studying Indigenous people’s DNA, something that could yield benefits for all of humanity.

Paleo-oncologist Katie Hunt has a personal connection to an exciting new field of archaeology.

Chemist Rebecca Abergel and her colleagues have found a way to remove radioactive contaminants from the body. Now they are trying to put their solution in a pill.

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Oncologist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee explains why doctors aren’t so much looking for disease as bias in their work.

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Dying and death confront every new doctor and nurse. Are they trained to cope with mortality? A surgeon weighs in

Jorge Soto and Fay Christodoulou have built a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of cancer.