Scientists announced that they have observed the structure of huntingtin, a large and essential protein in many animalsâ€™ bodies which, when produced by a mutated gene, causes Huntingtonâ€™s disease in humans.Read more…Read more
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington have shown that DNA storage can be practical, as well and durable and highly dense, by adding random access into the process.
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Before there can be justice for gingers, there must be legitimacy for lobsters. Unicode recently revealed 157 new emojis scheduled for release in June. Among them: a skateboard, DNA strand, and lobster. Er […]
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Research from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington may have cracked the code to make DNA a viable storage medium.
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In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games: It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential.Read more…Read more
Scientists from the University of Washington and Microsoft are improving their system for preserving digital data in strands of synthetic DNAÂ â€” and they’re giving you the chance to participate. The UW-Microsoft team laid out the method in a research paper published this week in Nature Biotechnology. For the experiment described in the paper, text files as well audio, images and a high-definition music video featuring the band OK Go were first digitally encoded, and then converted into chemical coding â€” that is, adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine, which make up the ATCG alphabet for DNA base pairs. The system used… Read More
Microsoft Research adds the concept of random access to files stored in DNA.Read more
This month the Unicode Consortium, the strange and little-known organization that decides which new emoji appear in our lives, announced some good news for science: Among the 157 new emoji being added to the emoji keyboard in 2018 is a DNA double helix…Read more
Back in the mid-to-late 90s, the Human Genome Project became an impressive, global undertaking. Scientists all over the planet were sharing resources and committing to something once thought impossible — not just sequencing […]
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With the rise of Bitcoin value, itâ€™s inevitable thatâ€™d weâ€™d get some bizarre stories about people who unearthed some older Bitcoin that was stored back when the things were essentially worthless, only to […]
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