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Your future DNA hard drive will use enzymes

All the information contained in a big data center could be stored in a few grams of DNA, but the technology is still too costly to implement. Researchers from Harvard and Technicolor research lab described a new...

CRISPR gets a transposon upgrade

In order to improve CRISPR’s efficiency and accuracy, two research groups – one from Columbia University and another from MIT and Harvard –  independently showed that it is possible to insert DNA sequences into the...

Cannabinoid Fermentation Report

This report examines how microbes can be used for the fermentation of cannabinoids, the advantages of biosynthesis over traditional plant extraction, and how biotechnology promises to provide industrial-scale solutions...

Meet CRISPR’s new small molecule inhibitor

CRISPR-based genome editing has caused a sensation in the synthetic biology community. Literally every week we read a new breakthrough for creative ways of using CRISPR/Cas9 for a multitude of applications. Besides the...

Rewriting genomes to understand life

A research group from ETH Zurich recently reported the generation of a synthetic version of the model bacterium Caulobacter crescentus genome. This work advances our knowledge on synthetic chromosome construction...