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China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials

U.S. scientists helped devise the Crispr biotechnology tool. First to test it in humans are Chinese doctors<p>HANGZHOU, China—In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been trying to treat cancer patients using a promising new gene-editing tool.<p>U.S. scientists helped devise the tool, …

Genetics

Doctors are burning out because electronic medical records are broken

Are electronic medical records largely to blame for the growing crisis of physician burnout?<p>One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting new medical students every year. I invariably find myself not only impressed by their talent and intelligence, but also struck by their optimism and …

Digital Health

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We all have our go-to recipe when we want to whip up a batch of "the best" homemade chocolate chip cookies, but truth be told, there can be only one. …

Is Your Medication Helping or Hurting? DNA Tests May Be a Guide

Eight years ago, Karen Daggett nearly died while on a Valentine’s date with her husband when her prescription medications built up to a toxic level in her body. She felt dizzy and almost blacked out.<p>Daggett, now 71, was taking several prescriptions for an irregular heartbeat, but neither she nor …

Molecular Biology

The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving

Shwetak Patel is a certified genius. The University of Washington computer science and electrical engineering professor won a 2011 MacArthur …

Creativity

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Design

AI Just Got a Perfect Score on Ms. Pac Man

Never been done before, as far as anyone can tell.<p>Video games are one of the best ways to train AI. They offer risk-free digital environments for learning machines to learn and make mistakes. Once artificial intelligence gets good, though, it can be unstoppable.<p>Maluuba, a company recently bought by …

The Pharmacy of the Future Is Ready For Your Bathroom Counter

All the kitchens had one thing in common: a mess of orange pill bottles scattered on a counter, sticky notes or spreadsheets posted nearby to track …

Pharma

What Is CRISPR?

CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. …

The Only Surviving Example Of The Volkswagen Beetle's Forgotten Ancestor Is Going To Be Restored

I’ve written before about the fascinating and sad tale of Josef Ganz, the Jewish engineer who designed much of what would become the Volkswagen …

Volkswagen Beetle

15 Amazing Car Features We’re Likely To See In The Near Future

Alright, it’s future tech time. Cars today are more high-tech, complicated and durable than at any point in automotive history. And like with any …

Articles about these contemporary homes defy convention on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.<p>A home by the sea doesn't have to mean Cape Cod or cottage.<p>Niche modern kitchen island pendants serve as a beautiful centerpiece in this neutral space by Jules Art of Living.<p>Ranging from the dramatic to …

This Is What a $7,900 Set of Bike Wheels Looks Like

Only 30 people have purchased a set<p>Kondo Machine, a company known for making specialized parts for high-end carmakers such as Rolls-Royce, has entered the two-wheel market with the same flair. These are some of the most advanced bike wheels in the world, and for the $7,900 price tag, they'd better …