Tag: DNA

Blockchain Technology is Having a Massive Impact on the Genomics Industry

Although blockchain has become almost synonymous with cryptocurrency, they are, in fact, very different. Cryptocurrency are digital assets, like Bitcoin, that serve as a medium of exchange to secure financial transactions. The past few years have been a very exciting time for many traders as fortunes were made and lost before one could blink. Blockchain technology, on the other hand, is changing the world in a very different way than …
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Indian State Government Plans to Store Residents’ DNA Data on a Blockchain

The regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency poses many issues. This is especially true in India, considering that the country’s government has been pondering such measures for some time now. Big was people’s surprise when one state government suddenly announced it would adopt blockchain technology for DNA sequencing. An Interesting Connection between Blockchain and DNA There are many ways to use blockchain technology in the real world. Not all of these use cases may appear evident at …
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Carverr Wants to Embed Bitcoin Private Keys into Strands of DNA

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are always looking for ways to secure their holdings. While hardware wallets have begun to gain traction in recent years, it seems the next logical evolution may not require external hardware. A company called Carverr is looking into ways to store and back up Bitcoin wallet keys in one’s DNA. Using DNA To Keep Bitcoins Safe It is evident Bitcoin holders have plenty of threats to worry about. Anyone relying …
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This DIY Kit Lets Anyone Modify DNA

The concept of modifying DNA – human or otherwise – has always been met with a lot of resistance. No one should be allowed to play God in the minds of many people. It now turns out there is a DIY kit known as CRISPR-Cas9 which can be bought online. While it may not sound appealing, this type of kit can be used to modify any DNA one needs to from …
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