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DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen
Rachel Berkowitz | Oct 1, 2017
Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids
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.
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
Staff | Sep 14, 2017
New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2017
Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Aug 31, 2017
To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2017
A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2017
Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.