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The Rose That Won’t Wilt: Scientists Create a Flower With Petals That Stay Fresh for Days

(DAILY MAIL) – A US company has patented a product that will stop flowers wilting by altering their DNA. Monsanto, an agricultural biotech firm, are using reverse genetic engineering to

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Newgrange Bone Find Sheds Light on Man’s Best Friend

(RTÉ News) – The skeletal remains of a 4,800 year old dog found in the Neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange has been used by scientists to establish new information about

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‘Jumping Gene’ Took Peppered Moths to the Dark Side in Industrial Revolution

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified and dated the genetic mutation that gave rise to the black form of the peppered moth, which spread rapidly

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Microsoft Buys 10M Strands of DNA from Twist for Data Storage Research

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – Microsoft ($MSFT) has ordered 10 million strands of synthetic DNA from Twist Bioscience. The deal gives Microsoft the material to run research into the storage of digital

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SPARK Project to Examine DNA of 50,000 Autistic Kids

(BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) – A genomics research project hopes to collect and cross-reference the DNA of 50,000 people to better understand the autism spectrum. SPARK, the Sims Foundation Powering Autism Research

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Biotech Startups Partner to Accelerate Personalized Cancer Detection and Treatment

( BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) – Houston-based MolecularMatch, which launched its online platform two years ago to connect cancer patients to treatment options and clinical trials, has partnered with Liquid Biotech USA

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Storing Data in a Living Plant

(Potscapes) – Long before human beings invented computers, nature found a way to store incredible amounts of data in a tiny package: DNA. Now, scientists are figuring out how to

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DNA Analysis Could Help Improve Your Workout – Study

(Reuters) – New study suggests athletes using DNA-matched training improved their performance almost three times more than those on mismatched programmes. Edward Baran reports.   Reigning Olympic long jump champion Greg

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Exhibit Showing the Life of a Neanderthal Family in a Cave in the New Neanderthal Museum in the Northern Town of Krapina

An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the northern town of Krapina in this February 25, 2010, file photo.

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DNA Data Storage Could Last Thousands of Years

(Reuters) Scientists create a ‘synthetic fossil’ containing data written in DNA and capable of being preserved for thousands of years. Matthew Stock reports.   Much of the world’s information is

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