For Some Women With ADHD, TikTok Is the First Place They Felt Heard

Emilie Leyes, 27, works with actors in New York to build mental resilience and manage work stress. When she started scrolling through TikToks about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it was because she wanted to learn more about people with ADHD—so that she could better help clients who had the condition. Leyes quickly discovered, though, … Read more

Your Kid’s School Needs Better Ventilation to Help Keep COVID-19 in Check

Across the country, K-12 schools are starting their next year of classes in the middle of a COVID-19 surge. As the BA.5 Omicron subvariant drives thousands of reinfections, schools have largely put aside safety measures like mask requirements and physical distancing. In response, some parents and experts are trying to improve ventilation in schools, since … Read more

Illumina Helped the World Fight COVID-19. Now, CEO Francis deSouza Has Monkeypox in His Sights

As chief executive of San Diego-based genomic sequencing company Illumina, Francis deSouza feels well-placed to witness the world’s next great scientific transformation. “I really believe that just like the 20th century was the era of the bit and the digital revolution, the 21st century is likely to be remembered as the era of the genome,” … Read more

54gene’s CEO Abasi Ene-Obong Wants to Fix the Racial Imbalance in Health Data

Born and raised in the Nigerian port city of Calabar, Abasi Ene-Obong remembers the exact moment that changed his life’s direction. Sitting in an introductory genetics class at medical school, in 2003, he heard the professor say that African genetic samples comprised less than 3% of health data bases in the world, creating a stunning … Read more