Lana Awad Is Engineering the Neuro-Tech That Will Transform Humanity

Technologists are working on projects that sound like the stuff of fiction.

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.

Federal Health Insurer Denies Auditors Access To Its IT Systems

Health Net of California—a provider under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program—is refusing to comply with a contractually obligated inspector general audit.

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.

VA Secretary on $10B Health Records Contract: ‘We Have To Get This One Right’

The Trump administration requested $1.2 billion in fiscal 2019 for a commercial health records contract, which the department is expected to award by March.

The CDC Is About to Fall Off a Funding Cliff

It's already planning to pull back on work that protects the world from pandemics.

Congress Calls Coast Guard's Health Records System A 'Five-Year Epic Failure'

The modernization project went over budget and didn't yield any reusable software or equipment.

Google Is Using 46 Billion Data Points to Predict the Medical Outcomes of Hospital Patients

Google hopes to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.

My Pacemaker Is Tracking Me From Inside My Body

Cloud-connected medical devices save lives, but also raise questions about privacy, security, and oversight.

Optimization Is Next Step For Defense Department’s Health Records Platform

The Defense Department and the contractors building its $4.3 billion health records platform say they’re on schedule

DHS Inoculating Labs Against Hacks That Could Release Dangerous Diseases

The department is developing ways to secure federal research facilities from cyberattacks on their internet-connected controls.

Defense Department Halts Electronic Health Records Rollout

During an eight-week pause, the department will assess the program's successes and failures so far.

A New Robot Is Teaching People with Autism to Navigate Office Politics

In the US and the UK, more than 80% of autistic adults are unemployed.

Scientists Developed an Electronic Pill to Analyze the Gas in Your Gut

A way to shed light on the mysteries of our digestive tract.