Building Bodies

Scientific innovation is transforming healthcare—one of the places innovation is most urgently needed. Learn about how we're fighting cancer, augmenting humans, and building the future human.

Need to check your blood sugar? Just scan your contact lens.

Smart contact lenses could soon be monitoring health problems, not just correcting eyesight

Kimberly McCoy


Emily Atkinson, Indiana University School of Medicine

This 3D-printed ovary could help the women left out of modern fertility technology

We're a long way from a human version, but the initial results are promising

Isabella Finco


University of Michigan

How fatal snail venom can be reimagined as a lifesaving diabetes treatment

This unique, weaponized form of insulin could produce a new class of fast-acting drugs for managing diabetes.

Abhishek Chari


University of Utah