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Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | Jun 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.
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 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
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.
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
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
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 2, 2017
A conversation with computer scientist Yaniv Erlich
Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2016
How to make the most of this rapidly developing technique and a look at what's on the horizon
E.U. Revises Law on Data Sharing
Bob Grant | Dec 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.
Big Data Problem
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 8, 2015
Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.
Sharing Longevity Data
Matthias Ziehm | Mar 1, 2015
Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.