One of the newest ideas in the emerging field of circadian medicine is to create drugs that actually amplify the cadence of our internal timers, reports Wired.

UP UNTIL THE mid-2000s, circadian rhythm science had been mostly viewed as a kind of cute, niche little corner of biology. But advances in gene sequencing technologies post-Human Genome Project led scientists to realize that the clock controlled more than 10,000 genes in nearly every cell in the human body. Even more recently, they discovered that clock was malleable.