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How DNA data storage works, as scientists create the first DNA ‘RAM’

How DNA data storage works, as scientists create the first DNA ‘RAM’ Even more impressive, that data was stored in a quickly and easily accessible form, making it more akin to computer RAM, than computer storage.At the end of the day, DNA’s key special attribute it data storage density: how much information can DNA fit into a given unit volume?

This genetically engineered ‘living robot’ moves with rat heart cells

This genetically engineered ‘living robot’ moves with rat heart cells Plus: robot stingray!The hope is that building these sorts of projects, and learning how to better manipulate and develop heart cells to achieve certain aims, we’ll gain a better understanding of how heart cells work, and how whole hearts pump fluid throughout the body.

Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be

Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be There are basically two arguments against non-medical human augmentation.The study focuses most powerfully on gene editing of babies and adults, upgraded synthetic blood, and intracranial brain implants for cognitive enhancement.