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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An Australian study of personalized medicine has run into problems as it recruits patients.

In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, and more.

The University of Arizona's Raina Maier writes that an understanding of the Earth's microbiome is needed.

The proposed Canadian budget emphasizes partnerships with industry, Nature News reports.