News tagged with synthetic dna

World's first digitally-encoded synthetic polymers

Researchers have for the first time succeeded in recording a binary code on a synthetic polymer. Inspired by the capacity of DNA to retain an enormous amount of genetic information, a team from the Institut Charles Sadron ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in Polymers
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A better way to build DNA scaffolds

Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Engineering artificial cells (w/ Video)

Engineers like to make things that work. And if one wants to make something work using nanoscale components—the size of proteins, antibodies, and viruses—mimicking the behavior of cells is a good place to start since ...

dateFeb 24, 2014 in Biochemistry
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The next pandemic could be downloaded from the internet

Last October, scientists in California sequenced the DNA for the "type H" botulinum toxin. One gram of this toxin would be sufficient to kill half a billion people, making it the deadliest substance yet discovered – with ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Other
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