From Digital Trends: Scientists paint the world’s tiniest ‘Mona Lisa’ using strands of DNA

Innovative researchers at the California Institute of Technology have reproduced the iconic Mona Lisa, probably the world’s most famous piece of art, at nanoscale using strands of DNA.
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From Geek.com: World’s Smallest Mona Lisa Is Made From DNA

The world’s smallest recreation of the famed Mona Lisa has been “painted” with DNA. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) used the homegrown DNA origami technique to create a sort of […]
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From Geek.com: Turns Out Yetis are Really Just Bears

Legends about Yetis and abominable snowmen have been floating around for centuries. Sightings of human-like, wooly apes roaming the Himayalas have lead to the hypothesis that there could be a long-lost cousin of […]
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From Engadget RSS Feed: The world’s smallest Mona Lisa is made from DNA

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting isn’t actually that big (30 inches tall), but Caltech researchers have found a way to make that seem downright gargantuan. They’ve used DNA to construct the smallest known Mona Lisa. At several hundred nanomet…

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From Gizmodo: Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA’s Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, T, C, and G. Those who paid extra close attention will remember that RNA, the photocopy of the in…

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From Geek.com: How About Maybe Don’t Hack Your DNA at Home

For whatever else we say about Silicon Valley, venture, and *shudder* “makerâ€� culture, it should come as no surprise that these folks are going down a really weird path. The spirit of hacking, […]
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From GeekWire: Scientists program semi-synthetic bacteria to create an ‘alien’ protein that glows green

Glowing E. coli bacteria
Researchers have reached a new milestone in their effort to expand the genetic alphabet of life by designing a strain of E. coli bacteria that creates proteins unlike anything cells can produce naturally. The technique, detailed in a paper published today in the journal Nature, could lead to the production of totally new types of protein-based medicines, plastics and biofuels. It could also stretch the definition of natural vs. artificial life. “I would not call this a new lifeform — but it’s the closest thing anyone has ever made,â€� study leader Floyd Romesberg, a biochemist at the Scripps Research Institute, said… Read More

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Recommended Reading: The church of AI


Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence
Mark Harris,
Wired

You may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber, but he’s also the “Dean” or leader of a new religion of artificial intelligence. Wired…

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