Top Technical Advances of 2019
Top Technical Advances of 2019
From artificial intelligence to pluripotent stem cells, this year saw the publication of a bevy of intriguing new methods, as well as tweaks to existing protocols.
Top Technical Advances of 2019
Top Technical Advances of 2019

From artificial intelligence to pluripotent stem cells, this year saw the publication of a bevy of intriguing new methods, as well as tweaks to existing protocols.

From artificial intelligence to pluripotent stem cells, this year saw the publication of a bevy of intriguing new methods, as well as tweaks to existing protocols.

data storage
The Push to Replace Journal Supplements with Repositories
The Push to Replace Journal Supplements with Repositories
Diana Kwon | Aug 19, 2019
Broken links, clunky formats, and outdated platforms have both authors and publishers turning to alternative solutions.
Where to Share Data Instead of Journal Supplements
Where to Share Data Instead of Journal Supplements
Diana Kwon | Aug 19, 2019
A brief guide to some of the most commonly used general-purpose repositories
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | May 31, 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.
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2017
A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
Catherine Offord | Sep 11, 2017
The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication. 
Terabytes of Government Data Copied
Terabytes of Government Data Copied
Kerry Grens | Mar 8, 2017
The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies
Q&A: Encoding a Classic Film, Computer Operating System in DNA
Q&A: Encoding a Classic Film, Computer Operating System in DNA
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 2, 2017
A conversation with computer scientist Yaniv Erlich
Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy
Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy
Kelly Rae Chi | Oct 31, 2016
How to make the most of this rapidly developing technique and a look at what's on the horizon