Genetic engineering is developing on human embryos, raising both hopes and ethical concerns.
Women who want to delay their pregnancies can now freeze their eggs effectively and safely. But success is not guaranteed.
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
Building on skills honed over the centuries, western Switzerland has become a world leader in biotech.
Should doctors have access to huge datasets? The potential to improve healthcare is obvious, but privacy remains equally important.
Linking engineering and medicine has led to better diagnostics, drugs and treatments. But it’s not always easy to collaborate successfully.
The ability to modify sequences of DNA with pinpoint precision promises new drugs, healthier livestock and better crops.
How a salamander inspired a robot, a protein became a sensor and a molecule helped design a water purifier.
Beetles, butterflies and spiders are some of the bugs that inspire engineers. What makes these insects so prone to imitation?
Aluminium, carbon and even bamboo: sport results today depend highly on the materials.
The latest portable technology will connect humans from head to toe. But it could also endanger both our safety and our social lives, warns Wijnand IJsselsteijn.