This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team from the European Bioinformatics Institute demonstrate the digital storage potential of DNA, reporting how 739 kilobytes of information, ranging from an audio clip of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the text of Shakespeare's sonnets, can be contained in synthetic DNA.

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In PLOS this week: gene fusion in premature ovarian failure, population patterns in the Franciscana dolphin, and more.

A National Science Foundation-funded project aims to give researchers access to a network many times faster than the Internet.

Bioethicists weigh the idea of charging patients to take part in clinical research, coming down against the approach.

Cornell's Christopher Mason and his colleagues correct their New York City microbiome study to emphasize "the difference between matching fragments of DNA from a species and a pathogen."