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A Crash Course in How Genomes are Sequenced

Everyone's heard of DNA, genetics and genome sequencing, but you might not actually know exactly how scientists go about making it all happen. This TED Ed video explains, nicely and simply, how it works. Read More >>

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Could DNA Hacking Be Used to Wipe Out World Leaders?

In this month's issue of the Atlantic, there's an interesting theory put forth in a story about biowarfare. Drawing on advances in genome decoding, the previous revelations that any stray materials containing the president's DNA are frequently destroyed, and that Hilary Clinton has ordered the collection of DNA from other foreign leaders, the Atlantic posits the idea that the next evolution in biowarfare will be the development of personalized bioagents designed to attack specific strands of DNA. The strands of world leaders. Read More >>

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