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Why Life Does Not Really Exist

Why Life Does Not Really Exist

I have been fascinated with living things since childhood. Growing up in northern California, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors among plants and animals.

December 2, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

Policing Seafood with DNA

A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes

August 19, 2015 — Ben Shouse and Scott Baker

If you wish to make a gene from scratch

According to the New York Times, synthetic biology is creating DNA out of thin air. A recent article about synthetic biology and consumer goods describes DNA synthesis as a process where “DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms.” Computers are pretty cool and really useful in synthetic biology labs, but it takes a [...]..

June 14, 2014 — Christina Agapakis
DNA stories

DNA stories

This post was originally written for the Superflux blog. Superflux is a collaborative design practice working at the intersection of emerging technologies and everyday life to design for a world in flux...

September 30, 2013 — Christina Agapakis
HHMI, with Sean B. Carroll, Premieres New Films for Teachers

HHMI, with Sean B. Carroll, Premieres New Films for Teachers

“Film is a powerful way to tell stories. … The right story, told well, can be engaging, informative, and memorable.” —Sean B. Carroll The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is adding four new films to its award-winning catalog of short science documentaries for the classroom...

November 20, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

10 Years of DNA Origami

DNA origami—the art of folding DNA—has expanded hugely in the 10 years since its conception. Nature Video finds out how you can fold DNA into robots. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 18, 2016...

March 22, 2016 — Nature Video
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine