Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
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These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
A bright future for internal medicine
The cells could be further studied for eventual application to human therapy
The human genome was just the start
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The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
The first new embryonic stem cell lines are set to roll out after President Obama lifted Bush-era restrictions last spring
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Scientists are making headway on our most vexing health issues
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?