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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By Jef Akst | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.

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Secret Genome Meeting

By Jef Akst | May 16, 2016

A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 

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Minimal Genome Created

By Ruth Williams | March 24, 2016

Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.

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DNA-based Data Storage Here to Stay

By Sabrina Richards | January 23, 2013

The second example of storing digital data in DNA affirms its potential as a long-term storage medium.

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DNA for the Masses

By Edyta Zielinska | October 31, 2012

An Israeli company plans to synthesize DNA on demand for anyone, including those outside of research labs.  

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Venter Supports DNA Printers

By Dan Cossins | October 17, 2012

The famed geneticist says his team is testing 3-D DNA printers that could churn out vaccines at home.

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DNA Data Storage

By Hayley Dunning | August 16, 2012

Researchers code a book into DNA, demonstrating the possibility of using the biological molecule for long-term data storage.

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Move Over, Mother Nature

By Amber Dance | July 1, 2012

Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.

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