Researchers devise a way to preserve bits of paper containing synthetic gene networks, which can be easily stored and widely distributed. Rehydrated, transcription and translation “come to life.”
Marine parchment worms (Chaetopterus sp.), pictured here in a full body fluorescent image, secrete a luminescent blue mucus that is surprisingly stable at temperatures ranging from –75ºC to 250ºC.
July 31, 2014|