In a new study in Nature, researchers from Harvard Medical School say they've devised a method to force DNA strands into creating letters, emoticons, and different shapes, reports Ed Yong in Nature News. The researchers use single strands of DNA only 42 base long.
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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.
Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.
Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.
In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.