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The data war is in full swing. Foreign agents are hacking major corporations, major corporations are collecting massive amounts of consumer data, and the NSA is listening to all of them.

With malevolent hackers in one corner and oppressive regimes in another, data security is as important to the global economy and human rights as free speech and the rule of law.

Join us as we profile a new generation of programmers helping consumers and companies alike protect their financial information, their identities, and their freedom. Because it turns out we need people to keep us safe from the people who are keeping us safe.

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MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives
MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives
Reverse Innovation
MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives

The package is simple and dirt-cheap—a plastic bag with a condom, a syringe, a rubber tube, and a card with…

By Dan Bier

The package is simple and dirt-cheap—a plastic bag with a condom, a syringe, a rubber tube, and a card with instructions—but it can mean the difference between a mother living and dying.

Dispatches
We're Mapping 100 Trillion Human Cells (and All of Their Genes)
We're Mapping 100 Trillion Human Cells (and All of Their Genes)
Dispatches
We're Mapping 100 Trillion Human Cells (and All of Their Genes)

The "Human BioMolecular Atlas" will map the active genes in over 200 types of cells and 80 different organ systems.

By Mark Atkinson

The "Human BioMolecular Atlas" will map the active genes in over 200 types of cells and 80 different organ systems.

Sponsored
Bringing Virtual Reality to Brain Surgery
Bringing Virtual Reality to Brain Surgery
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Sponsored
Bringing Virtual Reality to Brain Surgery

Virtual reality is helping surgeons and patients prepare for complicated, life-saving surgeries in ways never before possible.

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Brain surgery is never easy -- for the doctor or the patient. Now, virtual reality is changing the game. Surgical Theater has created a revolutionary new tool, powered by Intel technology, that allows surgeons and patients to prepare for complicated new surgeries in ways never before possible.

Surgeons have previously had to rely on 2D images and their imagination to visualize a surgery, but now they are able to use…

Superhuman
Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
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Superhuman
Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

Your T cells already know how to kill cancer. These doctors can train them to hunt it down.

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Josh Feldman was on his honeymoon when he felt a lump on his neck. Returning home after the best month of his life, his doctor gave him the news: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. There was no cure, and it was about to get much worse.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy failed to stop his tumors from growing, Josh went to see Dr. John Timmerman, an oncologist at UCLA who is trying something…

Wrong
Beware the Frankenbabies!
Beware the Frankenbabies!
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Wrong
Beware the Frankenbabies!

Frightening predictions almost stopped the invention that has helped millions of families.

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As scientists began to develop in-vitro fertilization in the ‘70s for parents struggling to have a baby, experts and media piled on with frightening predictions that almost stopped the invention that has helped millions of families today dead in its track.

Coded
Erasing Your DNA
Erasing Your DNA
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Coded
Erasing Your DNA

Is a spray that can mask your DNA the frontier of personal privacy or a tool for criminals?

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There is an incredible amount of data in your DNA. Heather Dewey-Hagborg wants to make sure you have control over that data. She developed a spray that masks your DNA wherever it’s left. Is it a new frontier in personal privacy or a handy tool for criminals?

The New Space Race
This is The New Space Race
This is The New Space Race
The New Space Race
This is The New Space Race

It’s been 44 years since a human stepped on the moon, and a new generation of entrepreneurs is laying the…

By Mike Riggs

It’s been 44 years since a human stepped on the moon, and a new generation of entrepreneurs is laying the groundwork for us to go back.

The New Space Race
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry
The New Space Race
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry

Spire's satellites fit in the palm of your hand, cost a fraction of their predecessors, and transmit more data than…

By Mike Riggs

Spire's satellites fit in the palm of your hand, cost a fraction of their predecessors, and transmit more data than several behemoth satellites combined.