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Arthur L. Caplan | Mar 22, 2016
At first blush, do-it-yourself clinical trials seem pointless and reckless. But a deeper truth pervades the research and the patients who drive it forward.
TS 2015 Gift Guide
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2015
Check out these life science–inspired gifts
’s 2013 Gift Guide
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2013
Our present picks for the scientists in your life
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Usha Nair | Dec 9, 2013
On taking DIYbio to the next level
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
DIY Self-Tracking Device
Kerry Grens | Aug 25, 2013
A new gadget combines the dual obsessions of do-it-yourself science and self-quantification.
Megan Scudellari | Mar 6, 2013
Take a tour of some DIYbio labs across the country
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2013
Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.
A Sea Dragon Revealed, 1823
Dan Cossins | Mar 1, 2013
A sharp-eyed fossil prospector and self-taught paleontologist, Mary Anning discovered several extraordinary Mesozoic marine reptiles.
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.