Interview with DIY gene-editing maverick Josiah Zayner for The Guardian


I interviewed biohacker Josiah Zayner, who recently became one of the first people in the world to conduct DIY gene therapy on himself. Our wide-ranging conversation covered lots of ground, from his own bedroom experiments with poo, to the problems with clinical trials, to humans with tails and the future of us as a species. Read More »


Should we resurrect the wooly mammoth? (BBC World/Sky News appearance)

No, of course not. And it probably isn’t going to happen anyway. Read More »


Who wants to live forever? (BBC Focus)

In the small town of Comfort, Texas, an audacious ‘Timeship’ is being built to cryogenically freeze thousands of human bodies, in the hope they will be revived by a future civilisation. Could such an idea ever work?Read More »


The art of saving lives (BBC Focus)

I spoke to photographer Reiner Riedler about his 2015 project The Lifesaving Machines, which involved him documenting the enormous, expensive, and sometimes eerie machines built to help keep us alive. Read More »


Nanomedicine: cancer-killing bots in your bloodstream (BBC Focus)

A large article on tiny devices: my report on the potential medical uses of nanobots and nanoparticles is the cover feature of the latest issue of BBC Focus. Features the word ‘tiny’ a lot.



Why are more and more people using flotation tanks? (BBC News)

I wrote about the rising popularity of flotation tanks for BBC News. After speaking to several regular users I then spent an hour in a pod myself, and went mildly nuts.Read More »