DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

New tool puts accurate DNA analysis in fast lane

Rice University scientists have developed a tool to speed the design of molecular diagnostics that depend on the specific recognition of pathogen DNA and RNA. The Rice lab of bioengineer David Zhang introduced a method that cuts the time required…




Brain Cancers Reveal Novel Genetic Disruption in DNA

A glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults, is seen in an MRI. Researchers found that a merging of genetic neighborhoods in brain cells caused them to become cancerous. By GINA KOLATA December 23, 2015 Scientists who scoured…



DNA Illuminated in Bromide

Data Storage on DNA Can Keep It Safe for Centuries

The new research demonstrates that specific digital files can be retrieved from a potentially vast pool of data. The new storage technology would also be capable of keeping immense amounts of information safely for a millennium or longer, researchers say.