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Making DNA Data Storage a Reality

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.

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Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware

By Catherine Offord | August 11, 2017

Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.

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A conversation with computer scientist Yaniv Erlich

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Biological Programming

By Tanya Lewis | April 1, 2016

A new tool makes programming living cells like writing computer software.

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Living Transistors

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2013

Scientists are trying to turn cells into tiny computers.

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DNA Machines Inch Forward

By Sabrina Richards | March 5, 2013

Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.

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DNA Hard Drive

By Megan Scudellari | May 23, 2012

Researchers design the first rewritable biological data storage system.

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DNA-based calculator

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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