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Could DNA be the information storage solution we desperately need?

... involve using this already-proven method for our own digital storage needs.  So how can this ancient molecule ... already present 100 trillion times over within our own bodies, as well as the proteins required to synthesise ... to stop us adapting and using this technology for our own purposes?   In the last 25 years, man-made technologies ...

A rabbit

3D-printed rabbit with its own DNA blueprint

... use exactly the same molecule as biology uses to store our own blueprints, but we don't use natural DNA. But we have the ... we really did, is 3-D printed objects, which contain their own building instruction or blueprint within this 3-D printed ... you replicate a plastic rabbit? 3D-printed rabbit with its own DNA blueprint ...

Vampire bat

Homing In With Heat - Vampire Bats find Blood

... feed?  Well the answer is that they've evolved their own built-in infrared detectors to pinpoint where the best ... involved in temperature sensation in the bats and in our own nervous system is what allows us to appreciate sort of ... feed? Well the answer is that they've evolved their own built-in infrared detectors to pinpoint where the best ...

Peeking at poo: how some stay slim

... living there.  And we know that everybody has got their own special mix.  And up until now, the thought has been, ... mix.  But what we wanted to know was, what if it's your own genetic makeup?  Does that have any effect? Chris -   ...

Dogs - Social animals

Contagious cancer steals DNA from host

... The majority of cancers we see arise from an individual's own cells, but in this dog tumour the cells from that ... If you can imagine that dogs usually carry around their own normal mitochondria, but these host mitochondria then ...

DNA electrophoresis

Could gene therapy be used to cheat a DNA test?

... suffice. Hannah - So, even if any or few percent of your own DNA was left in your cheek, DNA fingerprinting is so ... folks. Hannah - So, rather than trying to change your own DNA, we think that a better way to outwit the justice ...

A molecular model of a fragment of DNA

It’s Alive – Artificial DNA

... come in the morning and feed it. It doesn't look for its own food. No one has gotten that first step to work. If you ... from the X-files, but one day they may grow their very own alien DNA molecule in the lab. It’s Alive – ...

DNA structure

DNA Day: Hacking Genomes and Storing Data

... machinery of other organisms to make many copies of their own DNA, or DNA’s chemical cousin RNA. Now bacteria have ... have been able to attempt are now open to us. And my own research, for instance, I work on nematode C. elegans, ...

DNA databases containing the sequence data of millions of individuals

Has someone stolen your genome?

... of these websites do is they allow people to upload their own genetic data, so people will get their genetic data from ... you're sharing. This is information that's not just one's own information. It's about one's relatives, even very ...

Potato beetle

Edible insecticidal gene therapy

... using light from the Sun. Critically they have their own DNA sequences because they were originally free-living ... Scientists have genetically modified plants to have their own specific insecticidal properties Edible insecticidal gene ...

Is it possible to test your own DNA?

... information but the minute you know something about your own genetic makeup, you know something about your relative. ... an elaborate medical lab. Is it possible to test your own DNA? ...

The cuckoo, perhaps the best known parasite, is reared by foster parents. After it hatches the chick pushes its adoptive brothers and sisters out of the nest.

Alzheimer's Protein Relieves MS Paralysis

... but cuckoo chicks have evolved to push out the host's own eggs in order to gain their foster parents' full ... of safely falling nose-first from heights of 2.7 times its own body length. Lawrence Steinman, Stanford University; ...

Mouse Embyonic Stem Cells

Special stem cells

... biological secrets Kat Arney went on a journey of her own - up the M11 to the Babraham Institute just outside ...

Chain and padlock

A blockchain for genes

... people when it comes to maintaining control over our own genetic data. David Koepsell, Encrypgen Could we store ...

Plant

'Talking' Plants

... Tech have found out that parasitic plants have their own special way of communicating with their hosts. Their ...

Dolly the Sheep with her first born lamb, called Bonnie.

News - Happy birthday Dolly

... to lung disease and producing six normal lambs of her own in the usual biological way, Dolly was living proof of ...

Pregnant abdomen

High fat pregnancy diet cancer risk

... generations of DNA are present in a pregnant mother: her own DNA, the DNA of the daughter in her womb, and the DNA in ...

Does your DNA impact your lifespan?

... a child. I was quite young and I first became aware of my own mortality and the fact that everyone ages and dies, and ...

DNA structure

Movie, malware and Amazon gift card data stored as DNA, and retrieved

... answer is to use the information storage molecule that our own bodies rely upon: DNA. It's compact, packs a lot of data ...

What is DNA?

... means we can if we want, choose to take a peek inside our own genetic code. But is this a force for good - enlightening ...

Crowd

Genomes - thousands of them

... who have either cancer or rare disease to both help their own clinical care in the NHS but also, allow research and to ...

Snake on Pavement

Are Phobias Hereditary?

... it might be possible to achieve this and mimic the body's own natural way of opening and closing the door to calories ... you know my genes are going to be a bit different to my own children because of mutation and random changes. So I ...

Hunting for DNA in space

... need antimicrobials or if an infection will go away on its own. Chris - And actually the process of DNA sequencing, "it ...

Donation

Would you donate your genome?

... comes to light every week. And your genome on its own doesn’t really mean much. It’s only when you compare ... there’ll be far richer information available on your own genome about what your predispositions may be. I have ...

Kiwi fruit, still with all their DNA

How to extract DNA from a kiwi fruit

... at 60 degrees Centigrade for 15 minutes . To make your own incubator, take a large basin and half fill it with ...