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March 2, 2017

DNA could store all of the world’s data in one room

written by Robert Service

Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history. And that torrent of information may soon outstrip the ability of hard drives to capture it. Now, researchers report that they’ve come up with a new way to encode digital data in…

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February 27, 2017

DNA, memory of the future?

written by Denis Delbecq (article in French)

With a colossal, virtually indestructible and energy-efficient capacity, synthetic DNA could meet the growing need for data storage. When they clapped their hands on the cave walls to paint stencils, the people of Maros-Pangkep (Sulawesi Island, Indonesia) did not imagine that archaeologists would rave about it forty thousand years later. No more…

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February 22, 2017

Grapeless Wine And Cowless Milk: 60+ Synthetic Biology Startups In A Market Map

written by CB Insights

Over the past five years, funding to synthetic biology startups has more than tripled, surpassing the $1B mark for the first time in 2016. Deal flow has also grown significantly, up over 150% since 2012. We define synthetic biology as the application of engineering principles to biology, often via the manipulation of DNA.…

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February 8, 2017

Five Pioneering Female Leaders in Synthetic Biology

written by Christine Stevenson

The issue of gender diversity in the workplace has taken a front-and-center standing across many industries of late, science and biotech notwithstanding. The lack of women in leadership roles within many organizations and companies is now being recognized, to a greater extent than ever before, as a problem warranting attention. Many companies…

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February 6, 2017

The Francophone of the Week: Emily Leproust

written by Biotechfinances (article in French)

The global market for personalized DNA reaches 930 M €, and Twist Bioscience intends to take the lead in this sector this year. The start-up, created in San Francisco in 2013, has just announced that it will be able to deliver DNA sequences synthesized on silicon supports up to 3200 letters, twice…

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