Articles by

Emily Mullin

The Era of One-Shot, Multimillion-Dollar Genetic Cures Is Here

The company said the price was determined with consideration of the “clinical, societal, economic, and innovative value...

All the Actually Important Stuff Neuralink Just Announced

The most widely tested brain implant is the Utah array—a hard silicon square with 100 tiny protruding...

Turns Out Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes Actually Works

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is not just a nuisance—it’s a known carrier of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika...

This Personalized Crispr Therapy Is Designed to Attack Tumors

In a new step for Crispr, scientists have used the gene-editing tool to make personalized modifications to...

This Gulp of Engineered Bacteria Is Meant to Treat Disease

In the muddy trenches of World War I, thousands of soldiers on both sides fell ill with...

How to Detect a Man-Made Biothreat

A new, highly transmissible strain of influenza emerges. A pesticide-resistant insect decimates huge swaths of crops. A...

The Quest to Treat Binge-Eating and Addiction—With Brain Zaps

“It may be that stimulation of the nucleus accumbens altered the reward circuitry in the brain such...

How Iodine Pills Can—and Can’t—Help Against Radiation

As unease about Russia's nuclear saber-rattling grows, along with concerns about the safety of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear...