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Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
Jef Akst | Jun 2, 2016
A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans.
Minimal Genome Created
Ruth Williams | Mar 24, 2016
Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.
DNA-based Data Storage Here to Stay
Sabrina Richards | Jan 23, 2013
The second example of storing digital data in DNA affirms its potential as a long-term storage medium.
DNA for the Masses
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 31, 2012
An Israeli company plans to synthesize DNA on demand for anyone, including those outside of research labs.
Venter Supports DNA Printers
Dan Cossins | Oct 17, 2012
The famed geneticist says his team is testing 3-D DNA printers that could churn out vaccines at home.
DNA Data Storage
Hayley Dunning | Aug 16, 2012
Researchers code a book into DNA, demonstrating the possibility of using the biological molecule for long-term data storage.
Move Over, Mother Nature
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2012
Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.