Physics Meets Biology

In a multidisciplinary research effort, University of Michigan astrophysicist Katherine Freese and her colleagues are working with Harvard geneticist George Church and his colleagues to detect dark matter with DNA, reports Wired UK's Olivia Solon. As they write in a new paper available at arXiv, the researchers have created a directional dark matter detector.

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