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Information stored using DNA could last thousands of years, according to researchers from ETH Zurich.

According to Reuters, Zurich researchers led by Robert Grass encoded data in DNA, which they then encapsulated within a silica glass particle shell to protect it from the elements — much as organic material in fossils is safeguarded.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.