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DNA Data Storage Breakthrough, Shakespeare Lives… Sort of

Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute have created a DNA information storage and retrieval system — think “organic hard drive” — and tested it by uploading sonnets, sound clips and how-to’s. But not just any old bits from the Wikimedia Commons … The information stored on hundreds of thousands of strands of of DNA, according […]

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Wine Fraud Uncorked

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, unless it?s the bouquet of a fine Bordeaux, that?s really a ?faux-deaux.? Like the imitation Gucci bag and the Rolex reduxes strapped on cheaper wrists, wine too has made a splash among counterfeiters as purveyors of bogus plonk have turned the cellars of the unsuspecting […]