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

Rosalind Franklin, the British scientist whose research enabled the discovery of DNA’s double helix, will be getting a biopic if spec script Exposure is made. Fingers crossed, because not only would a feature film bring Franklin some much-deserved recognition — her life would make for quite a dramatic movie.


Microsoft Is Storing Data In 10 Million Strands Of DNA

DNA contains the information that defines life — but it can also be used to store digital content, too. Now, Microsoft has announced that it’s seriously investigating the technique as a means of storing data, paying a bioscience company to create ten million strands of digital storage DNA.


The World's Smallest Thermometer Is Made Of DNA

Need to take a temperature in a hard-to-reach spot? Researchers have created the world’s smallest thermometer from DNA, and it could be used to measure temperature even within living cells.


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.


The CIA Wants Beauty Products To Collect Your DNA

The CIA is very interested in skincare products. It wants to stay up-to-date on all the latest tips and trends — do you think the spooks have tried those crazy looking sheet masks? — because it knows the secret to ageing well is taking good care of the skin.


HIV Genes Successfully Edited Out Of Immune Cells

Researchers from Temple University have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to clear out the entire HIV-1 genome from a patient’s infected immune cells. It’s a remarkable achievement that could have profound implications for the treatment of AIDS and other retroviruses.


Australian Researchers Discover Family Blood Cancer Gene

A genetic discovery from Professor Hamish Scott and his research team at the Centre for Cancer Biology will help to identify and monitor people at very high risk of developing blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma.


'At Least 50,000 Years': DNA Study Confirms Indigenous Australian History

The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of Aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep Indigenous genetic history tracing all the way back to the initial settlement of the continent 50,000 years ago, according to Australian research.

The study by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, collaborators at La Trobe University in Melbourne and several other Australian institutes, challenges a previous theory that suggested an influx of people from India into Australia around four to five thousand years ago.


The Only Way To Save The Northern White Rhino Is A JurassicĀ Park-Style Intervention

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood science-fiction movie. An alien species is dying. Their only hope is for a brood of artificially fertilised eggs created from the preserved DNA of some of the last survivors to be brought back to life in a future world where (hopefully) conditions are better suited to them.


Want To Get Into Bio-Hacking? Here's A Beginner Bioreactor For Engineering Cells At Home

Bioengineering is pervasive these days — just look at your medicine, your makeup, or your food — but the science behind it is still pretty inaccessible to tinkerers. Enter Amino: A small bioengineering lab that will walk you through the process of creating everything from glow-in-the-dark cells to an anti-cancer research compound.


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