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I was reading that last night but I still can't get my head around it. What were they drinking?
Yeah, RIGHT.To test the procedure, Goldman and Birney converted the sonnets, Martin Luther King's speech, and the Watson and Crick paper into their new DNA code and emailed it to a US company called Agilent, which makes physical strands of DNA commercially for researchers. Several weeks later, the company returned a tiny test tube to the scientists. It contained a speck of DNA that encoded all the information they had sent.
To make sure the DNA stored the information correctly, the Cambridge scientists mixed it into a solution and ran it through a gene sequencing machine. From that, they were able to read the complete files again
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Ooh, kinda like Watson and Crick then.humblebee wrote:I like this story because it's awesome science. I also like it because they had the idea down the pub.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/ ... CMP=twt_fd
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