From Gizmodo: In a ‘Key Milestone,’ Scientists Get a Clear Look at Huntington’s Disease Protein 

Scientists announced that they have observed the structure of huntingtin, a large and essential protein in many animals’ bodies which, when produced by a mutated gene, causes Huntington’s disease in humans.Read more…

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From Digital Trends: Microsoft and University of Washington show DNA can store data in practical way

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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From Geek.com: Bungled Lobster, Skateboard, DNA Emoji Fixed Ahead of Release

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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From GeekWire: DNA data storage system rises past 400 megabytes — find out how to store yours

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Scientists from the University of Washington and Microsoft are improving their system for preserving digital data in strands of synthetic DNA — 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 — that is, adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine, which make up the ATCG alphabet for DNA base pairs. The system used… Read More

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From Gizmodo: We’re Getting a DNA Emoji—but It’s Twisted the Wrong Way

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…

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From Geek.com: Scientists Help Fill in Human Genome Gaps With USB Sequencer

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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From Geek.com: Piece of DNA Containing Coded Key to One Bitcoin Cracked Days Before Deadline

With the rise of Bitcoin value, it’s inevitable that’d we’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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