Dig Deeper into the Discovery of DNA

Happy National DNA Day[1], which commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. Published sixty-four years ago in the journal Nature, James Watson and Francis Crick’s description of the double helix transformed our understanding of life. The paper is concise—only 128 lines—but behind each line is a story....

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Scientists Stored These Images In DNA, Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them perfectly. Researchers from the University of Washington have been working out how to take digital files and convert them into strings of DNA that can be easily read back. Luis Ceze, one of the researchers,...

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Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them perfectly. Researchers from the University of Washington have been working out how to take digital files and convert them into strings of DNA that can be easily read back. Luis Ceze, one of the researchers,...

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