Bio & Science


The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health

Andrew Scott

New economic research supports a shift from the pursuit of longevity at all costs to a focus on healthspan: more healthy time over the duration of one’s life.

The Therapist Will See You Now. But Where?

Hannah Zeavin

As therapists and patients debate a return to the physical office, both must consider the newly discovered advantages of "distanced intimacy."

Why California Burns: The Facts Behind the Flames

José Luis Ricón

The complexity of wildfires – causes, contributing factors, data – leaves a lot of room for snap judgments and no clear answers, so what can we do?

Extinction Isn’t an End: Mining Ancient Innovation for Future Solutions

Betül Kaçar

It's easy to think extinction equals failure, but in fact, past life may encode the solutions to our most pressing future problems.

An “Omics” Answer to the Replication Crisis

Malcolm MacLeod

One possible solution to the replication crisis is to apply big data, "omics"-like approaches to the scientific literature: aka Publomics.

Man, Mosquito, Malaria Vaccine

Jorge Conde, Rajeev Venkayya, and Sonal Chokshi

What does the data about a new malaria vaccine tell us, what does the current study phase mean, and what's left to get to widespread, real-world use?

Assembling an Egg

Vineeta Agarwala, Justin Larkin, Judy Savitskaya, and Lauren Richardson

Can we use our understanding of developmental biology to create oocytes (aka eggs or female gametes) from stem cells in the lab to extend fertility?

Value Versus Volume (in Healthcare)

Todd Park, Vijay Pande, and Hanne Winarsky

Todd Park joins us to talk all about the megatrend of value-based care, and how it is redefining healthcare itself.

The Machine that Made the Vaccine

Stephane Bancel, Jorge Conde, and Hanne Winarsky

This episode of Bio Eats World takes us from a world of pipette and lab benches to a world of industrial robots making medicines.

The Cost Disease in Healthcare

Marc Andreessen and Vijay Pande

Marc Andreesen and Vijay Pande discuss the lesser known law of economics that explains why healthcare, education and housing is so expensive and getting worse