CRISPR-Cas9 inventor Jennifer Doudna’s plans on moving forward, genetically modifying humans
 The decision of who owned the rights to a hotly disputed CRISPR gene editing patent came down in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today so you’d think the mood would be sour at the University of California, Berkeley, the other contender in the case. But Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna tells TechCrunch this is a positive for her. “I’m actually delighted to know… Read More ...
AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story
 Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. Now AncestryDNA, a consumer genetics subsidiary of the genealogy research site Ancestry.com, wants to help you know more about your family’s immigration journey. To do so, the research team… Read More ...
DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible
Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100. The post DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible appeared first on Digital Trends.
And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2016 is… Seenit
 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win £40,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down… Read More ...
‘Good coaches can produce results even with bad infrastructure’: Gopichand bats for better coaches
Pullela Gopichand, PV Sindhu's coach, has spoken out in favour of having a comprehensive training structure in place for coaches, saying bad coaches can produce results even when they don't have anything else The post ‘Good coaches can produce results even with bad infrastructure’: Gopichand bats for better coaches appeared first on Firstpost....
This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital
 It’s a sign that we’re living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake, it’s still very early days in this field and there are plenty of surprises ahead. Today’s surprise, for instance, is the use of DNA to do exact arithmetical calculations entirely in analog. Read More ...
This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital
 It’s a sign that we’re living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake, it’s still very early days in this field and there are plenty of surprises ahead. Today’s surprise, for instance, is the use of DNA to do exact arithmetical calculations entirely in analog. Read More ...
Self-assembling nanomachines may help detect disease
Dubbed OPTIMuS (Oligo-Propellled Technology for Interrogating Molecular Systems), the dumbbell-shaped machines use nanoscale DNA-spings to move a ring along a central cylinder or “handle." The post Self-assembling nanomachines may help detect disease appeared first on Digital Trends.
Bioethicist envisions advanced genetics making sexual reproduction obsolete
Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely’s new book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, predicts that parents in developed countries will soon decide to bare children based on genetics, rather than by chance. The post Bioethicist envisions advanced genetics making sexual reproduction obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends....
Bioethicist envisions advanced genetics making sexual reproduction obsolete
Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely’s new book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, predicts that parents in developed countries will soon decide to bare children based on genetics, rather than by chance. The post Bioethicist envisions advanced genetics making sexual reproduction obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends....
Babies may be designed in a lab in the not-too-distant future, bioethicist says
Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely’s new book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, predicts that parents in developed countries will soon decide to bare children based on genetics, rather than by chance. The post Babies may be designed in a lab in the not-too-distant future, bioethicist says appeared first on Digital Trends....
Divine intervention! West Bengal school asks Sachin Tendulkar for help, get Rs 76 lakh in return
Being a MP in the Rajya Sabha, Tendulkar donated about Rs 76 lakh to the school under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme. The school received the funds last financial year. The post Divine intervention! West Bengal school asks Sachin Tendulkar for help, get Rs 76 lakh in return appeared first on Firstpost....
This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing
 If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and assemble it base by base? New research lets would-be DNA origami masters design the shape — while an algorithm determines where to put our friends A, T, G, and C. Read More ...
This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing
 If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and assemble it base by base? New research lets would-be DNA origami masters design the shape — while an algorithm determines where to put our friends A, T, G, and C. Read More ...
How Cisco’s DNA is evolving, literally and figuratively
Cisco, the maker of networking equipment, wants to shake off that tag. With the launch of its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) platform last quarter, the company wants to take on digitisation tsunami that is disrupting businesses and organisations. The company looks at the platform as a bold statement because it essentially says ‘take our software service and run it on any platform’. Heavily concentrating on innovation, acquisitions and investment in an effort to move on from being...
Chemists create a DNA thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a human hair
Did you know the DNA molecules unfold when heated? Scientists at the University of Montreal do, and they used that knowledge to design a thermometer made of DNA. It's totally invisible to the naked eye. The post Chemists create a DNA thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a human hair appeared first on Digital Trends.
Scientists successfully use DNA to store and retrieve images
Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft collaborated on a project that could revolutionize data storage. The team has developed a way of storing data on DNA, reducing the storage size needed to save our files and images. The post Scientists successfully use DNA to store and retrieve images appeared first on Digital Trends....
IPL 2016: BCCI secretary to meet Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants to discuss Maharashtra drought crisis
New Delhi: Facing resentment over water being used to maintain cricket pitches for IPL in the drought-hit Maharashtra, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur will be meeting representatives of Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to discuss the future course of action. The key issue of the meeting is whether there can be a possible shift of […] The post IPL 2016: BCCI secretary to meet Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants to discuss Maharashtra drought crisis appeared first on Firstpost....
MIT biologists have developed a programming language for bacteria
A new programming language allows scientists to custom-code bacteria that can measure and analyze the health of other cells. Complex sensors and logic systems allow the genetically engineered bacteria to administer drugs whenever necessary. The post MIT biologists have developed a programming language for bacteria appeared first on Digital Trends....
Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab
 Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab. Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, spit in a tube and mail it off for results in six to eight weeks. Read More ...