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A group of researchers devised a DNA-based storage system that uses DNA molecules to record data and produces materials with immutable memory.

French biopreservation firm Imagene will provide Twist with DNAshell technology and services to advance the storage of digital data in DNA.

Evercore analysts set a price target of $30.50 for the company and said they see opportunities in DNA synthesis, NGS tools, pharmaceuticals, and DNA data storage.

The R&D collaboration will examine a Western Digital theory that moving computational power closer to large genomic datasets can speed up analysis.

Aside from its core synthetic biology business, the company has expanded into NGS and is looking to move into drug discovery and DNA data storage.

Technology Review reports on startup Catalog Technologies' prototype to store data as DNA.

With $93M in new funding, large-scale storage vendor Qumulo is making a deeper push into life sciences, supporting research and clinical genomics alike.

University of Washington researchers are collecting pictures from people to encode in DNA to explore its use as data storage device, Wired reports.

The new partnership between Cloudian, OnRamp Bioinformatics, and ScaleMatrix seeks to cut the costs and processing time of sequencing analysis.

Microsoft is exploring using DNA as a data storage device, Technology Review reports.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.