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Microsoft is working on using DNA as a means of data storage, Technology Review reports.

"DNA is the densest known storage medium in the universe, just based on the laws of physics. That is the reason why people are looking into this," says Victor Zhirnov from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. "And the problem we are solving is the exponential growth of stored information." 

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An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

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