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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014


Play Facebook game, sequence genomes

A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.

By August 14, 2013


DNA decay rate makes 'Jurassic Park' impossible

Researchers in New Zealand found that DNA decays far quicker than previously considered, making it impossible to salvage usable genetic material from dinosaurs.

By October 10, 2012


MIT software could bring 'DNA origami' to the masses

New program helps predict complex 3D structures based on a given DNA template, opening the door to developing more targeted drug delivery systems, synthetic photocells, and more.

By April 27, 2011


Rising from the dead: The paid-for online model

Guest post: Frédéric Filloux explains why death reports of paid-for models on the Internet have been greatly exaggerated, and how Facebook might need subscription fees to survive in the current economic climate.

By November 17, 2008