[open-science] Fwd: [Science Society] Shakespeare, DNA and information storage

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 21 10:11:00 UTC 2013

For those who can get to Cambridge tomorrow

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*Information storage in DNA*
*Nick Goldman (EBI)*
Friday 22nd, November (TOMORROW!)  @ 18:00
Seminar Room, Wolfson College Cambridge

What's the link between the Shakespeare sonnets, Martin Luther King's
anti-racism address and the Watson & Crick paper describing the structure
of DNA? Well, they've all been translated and stored as DNA, taking less
space than the dot at the end of this sentence. Amazing, isn't it? Nick
Goldman, from the European Bioinformatics Institute, will tell us more
about it. Here<http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21570671-archives-could-last-thousands-years-when-stored-dna-instead-magnetic>is
a highlight of his work that has reached relevance well beyond
scientific journals. He is a great and very approachable speaker

David de Sancho
JRF Wolfson College
Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
Phone: (+44/0)1223 336423
e-mail: dd363 at cam.ac.uk

Please reply to the sender NOT the list

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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