genetics

  • Junk DNA — Not So Useless After All

    Junk. Barren. Non-functioning. Dark matter. That’s how scientists had described the 98% of human genome that lies between our 21,000 genes, ever since our DNA was first sequenced about a decade ago. The disappointment in those descriptors was intentional and palpable. It had been believed that the human genome...
  • Four grams of DNA could store the digital data humankind creates in one year

    Using next-generation sequencing technology and a novel strategy to encode 1,000 times the largest data size previously achieved in DNA, a Harvard geneticist encodes his book in life’s language Although George Church’s next book doesn’t hit the shelves until Oct. 2, it has already passed an enviable benchmark: 70...

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