Pregnancy + Fertility

The Three-Parent Baby Is Not as Weird as You Think

People may have a "yuck response" when they hear about this new experimental technique for creating healthy babies. But it isn't as huge a leap from what we're used to as most reports would suggest,...

Cloud Software Fights Zika in Florida, Zip Code by Zip Code

As the Zika virus begins a worrisome spread in Florida, cloud-based healthcare services company athenahealth is using big data to seek out those in danger and then reach out. Working with local healthcare providers and...

This Diagnostic Device Could Save You a Trip to the Doctor

Want to take an influenza test without visiting the doctor’s office? San Diego-based startup Cue aims to provide consumers with an innovative solution to track fertility, testosterone, and vitamin levels and detect inflammation and influenza....

Life Sciences: What to Expect in 2014

Now that we have recapped the major trends of 2013, let's look ahead to what will be exciting in 2014 in life sciences. In the past couple years, scientists have gone from the first proof...

When the Quantified Self Wants to Conceive a Child

As if baby making isn't exciting enough, the new venture of angel investor Max Levchin and his four-man founding team promises that "using Glow to conceive is effective and more fun!" Described on the company...

Startup’s Data Helps Women Succeed With In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF), a last recourse for women who want to get pregnant, is expensive, and its outcome is uncertain. Now a Silicon Valley data-mining startup is significantly improving predictions about whether a woman's...

Andrew Hessel of Singularity University on Biotech and Procreation

In this short talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Andrew Hessel, Co-Chair of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Singularity University, describes how his work engineering the genome has shifted his views on human reproduction in...