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A Future Without Illness

Published: 07th November, 2017 at 00:00
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Why personalised medicine is coming, and how it’s going to help us beat disease.

On sale date: 7th November 2017
Issue: 315

A future without illness

Why personalised medicine is coming, and how it’s going to help us beat disease.

Flying cars and robot butlers

To mark our 25th birthday, we take a look at some of the future tech that’s closer than you think.

Us vs them: why your brain hates other people

It turns out that even the most liberal among us may have brains that harbour biases.

Is there life after Mars?

We catch up with Andy Weir, author of The Martian, to talk about his new book Artemis.

Rewild your diet

Find out how eating like a hunter-gatherer can supercharge your gut and make you healthier.

The nuclear pioneer who escaped the Nazis

The little-known story of the Austrian physicist who launched the nuclear age.


  • Why does spicy food make my nose run?
  • Does chocolate give you spots?
  • What makes mozzarella cheese so stretchy?


Eye opener - Stunning images from around the planet

Reply - Your letters and emails

Discoveries - All of this month’s top science news. PLUS: What is exploding head syndrome?

Innovations - The best tech news and coolest gadgets. PLUS: Nuraphones on test

Helen Czerski - Helen studies acoustics in the wind

Out there - All the best science-y activities

Crossword - It’s time to strain your brain

My life scientific - We talk to materials scientist Prof Mark Miodownik about getting stabbed,
being bald and investigating a can’s mysterious contents

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