A blood test can predict—within a day of a hospital admission—which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~8 min
From slot machines to data encryption, many fields need true random numbers. Now researchers have generated them using DNA synthesis for the first time.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
Darwin's theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability "energy code"—so-called "molecular Darwinism"—say scientists.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~4 min
DNA in animal feces could help researchers get a picture of an entire ecosystem and the secondary effects of extinction or invasive species.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
New research sheds light the bond between dogs and people. "We note a clear link between the movement of people and the introduction of a new type of dogs."
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
New research indicates rapid evolution in some great ape Y chromosomes, but not others. The scientists wonder if mating habits are why.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
"It's extremely challenging to image the forces of a living cell at a high resolution." Scientists compare their luminescent DNA method to fireflies.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Sequencing the gardenia genome shows how plants evolved to re-use tricks from their genetic toolbox to create new chemicals.
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
A new system called DORIS fixes one major problem with making DNA data storage widespread, including letting users "delete" data as well as store it.
June 14, 2020 • ~6 min