DailyDirt: Biotech's Own Exaflood?

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Studying biology takes time. Computer software/hardware has a Moore's law clockcycle that keeps things chugging along at a pretty good clip, but the biotech revolution is growing at a slightly slower pace. Sure, we've seen some cloning, genetically modified organisms and a wide variety of promising medical advances. Perhaps the biotech industry doesn't have an exponentially-growing metric to rally around, but solid progress is leading to an enormous amount of accumulated data, knowledge and possibilities. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: biotech, crispr, gene editing, genome, genome sequencing, gmo, telomerator, yeast


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    Kiata, 15 Oct 2015 @ 5:13pm

    all of this information is going to need to be stored somewhere (other than in our bodies), digitally.


    Or we could store it digitally, in our bodies, once we have the right tech.. Soon...

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    djl47 (profile), 15 Oct 2015 @ 5:47pm

    Data Compression

    There are only four bases in DNA: Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine. These form base pairs of AT and GC which are the foundation of DNA. There is a lot of repetition in the genetic code. Repetition that should lend itself to substantial data compression.

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Oct 2015 @ 6:17pm

    By 2025, predictions estimate that a billion people could have their individual genomes sequenced

    Great, one more page in the NSA collection efforts that can be added to people's records.

    I'm sure governments will love these new technologies.

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