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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

Posted on 03/03 19:21 in Shows | 0

Now a pair of researchers from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center have developed a process for storing 214 petabytes of data per gram of DNA.It’s data storage just like what we do with hard drives, but with much higher potential density.

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New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

Posted on 03/10 21:52 in Shows | 0

A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties.But HR 1313 goes farther than simply allowing genetic profiling of employees because an employer offers insurance coverage.

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Ancient DNA showcases a war between our hominid ancestors and viruses

Posted on 04/13 17:19 in Shows | 0

The study focuses on an ancient virus known as HERV-T, which began infecting primates some 32 to 43 million years ago.The germline cells like fetal cells, sperm progenitors, and eggs that were infected with HERV-T passed the viral genes down over the eons.

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Force Fields Become a Weapon in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Posted on 06/20 19:01 in Shows | 0

Scientists from the UK have figured out how to use a force field to separate cells, and it’s about to change prostate cancer research.A phosphate group here, an amino group there, and all of a sudden the whole membrane has different electrical characteristics.

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Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer

Posted on 06/22 17:30 in Shows | 0

Iridium also has isotopes that are useful in cancer treatment — and especially in prostate cancer treatment.The results of a two-year study from Europe have come in, concerning the use of iridium-192 in single-dose radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

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The First App Store For Your DNA Is Here

Posted on 07/25 17:21 in Shows | 0

Some new insights might be added over time, but there’s not much else you can do with that genetic data.A startup called Helix is counting on people being curious enough to drop cash in its DNA app store on a regular basis.

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CRISPR Used to Genetically Modify Human Embryo in the US

Posted on 07/27 21:39 in Shows | 0

Researchers in the US have limited CRISPR experiments on the human genome, but for the first time, a US team has successfully edited a human embryo with CRISPR.In doing so, the scientists at Oregon Health and Science University also showed CRISPR has the potential to eliminate genetic diseases.

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Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets

Posted on 08/03 17:06 in Shows | 0

That may be possible in the not-too-distant future, according to Synthetic Genomics, a company founded in 2005 by famed geneticist Craig Venter.The company has just unveiled an experimental version of the “digital-to-biological converter.

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Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It

Posted on 08/11 16:12 in Shows | 0

From the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists have now managed to write executable code into DNA that is theoretically capable of infecting the computer that reads it.It consists of replication instructions, encoded in a snippet of DNA that can deliver a payload capable of assuming control of the computer that reads the strand.

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