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Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab

By Abby Olena | June 1, 2018

The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.

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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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Infographic: Writing with DNA

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software

By Catherine Offord | September 11, 2017

The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication. 

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Terabytes of Government Data Copied

By Kerry Grens | March 8, 2017

The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies

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A conversation with computer scientist Yaniv Erlich

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Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy

By Kelly Rae Chi | November 1, 2016

How to make the most of this rapidly developing technique and a look at what's on the horizon

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E.U. Revises Law on Data Sharing

By Bob Grant | December 22, 2015

The newly amended legislation frees up health data, reversing an earlier provision that made it difficult for broad use of such information in research, registries, and biobanks.

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Big Data Problem

By Amanda B. Keener | July 8, 2015

Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.

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Sharing Longevity Data

By Matthias Ziehm | March 1, 2015

Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.

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