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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage

InformationWeek - ‎20 hours ago‎
Microsoft is exploring a new form of digital data storage -- synthetic DNA. The company has ordered "10 million long oligonucleotides" from San Francisco-based Twist Bioscience, the latter announced in an April 27 statement.

DNA Creates Tiniest Thermometer Yet

IEEE Spectrum - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Now, researchers at the University of Montreal have turned that back around and produced the smallest thermometer yet. They had a skilled accomplice in accomplishing this feat: nature.
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A new study shows your DNA may add years to your looks

Press Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
The researchers also analyzed the participants' DNA, looking at about 8 million tiny variations in total. They found that one gene variation appeared to be associated with a slightly older appearance even after age, sex, skin color, sun damage and ...

Microsoft to Possess your DNA, Youtube to Possess Porn

Clapway - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cloud storage is so 2015. Microsoft is looking into a new way to store data, and it involves human DNA. As the software company continues to break the mold with their ambitions, YouTube seems to be going down a slightly different track.

Kuwait to establish national DNA record

BioEdge - ‎21 hours ago‎
In a world first, the State of Kuwait will require all citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples to government authorities.

A DNA Sequencer in Every Pocket

The Atlantic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The four building blocks (or bases) of DNA—A, C, G, and T—each change the current through the nanopore in different ways.
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Chemists use DNA to build the world's tiniest thermometer

Science Daily - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair.

Designer Genes And The DNA To Make Them

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
I recently heard fascinating and synergistic “innovation stories” from the CEOs of two biotech companies. One organization, Arzeda, uses computers to design genes for enzymes and pathways involving multiple enzymes.

Gene-trification? Inside the Brooklyn lab where you can splice your own DNA

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Since then, BioCurious, another DIY lab, has opened in Silicon Valley, allowing hobbyist biologists to fiddle with their own DNA and titrate their own blood samples. A number of startups like Bento Lab have popped up to serve the DIY Bio movement ...
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DNA Tests Prove That One of Spain's 'El Cordobés' Bullfighters Fathered the Other

TIME - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
DNA evidence presented in a Spanish court appears to prove that a bullfighter is the son of one of the country's best-known matadors.

Entertainment One Lands 'Exposure' Spec On Rosalind Franklin, Unsung Scientist Who Helped Discover DNA Structure

Deadline - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
EXCLUSIVE: Rosalind Franklin, a scientist whose role in the discovery of DNA's structure in 1953 has been long forgotten, has a chance to be immortalized in a feature film.

The Woman Who Discovered DNA's Double Helix May Get a Much-Deserved Biopic

Gizmodo - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Woman Who Discovered DNA's Double Helix May Get a Much-Deserved Biopic Image: Nicole Kidman rehearses for her role as Rosalind Franklin in Anna Ziegler's play Photograph 51.

Human Longevity Inc can use only DNA to accurately predict what you look and sound like

Next Big Future - ‎4 hours ago‎
For years, geneticists pursued common variations in human DNA sequences that are linked to complex diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Man arrested after DNA links him to bizarre crime - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - DNA evidence has linked a man to a bizarre incident in which he is accused of kissing and licking a woman's neck as she was in bed.

Discovery of shared biological properties among DNA variants may help identify new therapeutic targets - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The discovery of shared biological properties among independent variants of DNA sequences offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of the biological basis of disease and identify new therapeutic targets, according to a collaboration between the ...

dna Morning Must Reads: Updates on Uttarakhand fires; VVIP Chopper Scam; #DDvKKR; and more

Daily News & Analysis - ‎7 hours ago‎
1. Uttarakhand: Air Force Choppers Mi-17 to spray water as forest fires continue to rage; 6 dead. NDRF companies assisted by expert teams and locals are conducting fire extinguishing and rescue operations in affected areas of Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

Microsoft: What can DNA do for long (long)-term digital data storage?

Healthcare IT News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Its Microsoft's idea that DNA's resilience and unparalled storage capacity could hold huge opportunity for housing digital data, which is big and getting bigger - more than 5 trillion gigabytes, according to some estimates, and doubling every two years.
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Indiana man Darryl Pinkins served 25 YEARS now released as new DNA proves innocence

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A man who served 25 years in prison has been released after new DNA technology proved he did not commit a rape in 1989. Darryl Pinkins, 63, was jailed in May 1991 after a woman claimed he was the man who dragged her into a car in Hammond, Indiana, ...
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Color Genomics Wants To 'Democratize' Your DNA

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Many men might not even think to do it. But Color Genomics founder and president Othman Laraki has had himself tested for the BRCA pair of genes, which are widely known to correlate to breast cancer risk (such a test is why Angelina Jolie had her ...

Study pinpoints mechanism that allows cells with faulty DNA to reproduce

Science Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
When it comes to replicating their DNA so they can propagate, normal cells are perfectionists. Cancer cells, on the other hand, have no problem tolerating mistakes while copying their DNA. In fact, messed-up DNA is a big part of what lets them keep ...