Gene therapy, now available in cream format
On post rationalists
DOE funding research in LENR ("cold fusion")
Building a better NIH
Patrick Collison interviews Sam Altman
Good critique of a16z's dishonest State of Crypto report
Treating sarcopenia with AAV
Shake a mouse's brain with ultrasound, get them to sleep and reduce their body temperature
Small LLMs (Llama derivatives) are still no match for truly "L"LMs
Recent work in rare protective AD mutations
Monoclonal antibodies against AD, in a meta-analysis
Part of why obesity is on the rise is that basal metabolism is down (and so is body temperature, which you could argue is a good thing, as it correlates to longer lifespans). One hypothesis in the thread is a reduction in infectious disease.
I've been reading 'The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt' lately. Really good book I recommend.
Music: Most interesting find lately is Rise of the Starman from Arjen Lucassen