It’s DNA day: would you sell yours?

Written by Francesca Lake (Editor-in-Chief)

DNA Day DNA sequence and DNA helix

Happy DNA Day from the BioTechniques team! April 25th is DNA Day – commemorating both the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the discovery of the double helix in 1953. With genome sequencing becoming cheaper and a steady stream of advances towards personalized medicine, questions around transparency into how our genomic data is stored, utilized and even monetized are coming to the fore. This DNA day, the first ever genomic non-fungible token (NFT) is going on sale – that of George Church – the ‘Father of Synthetic Biology’ and the fifth person to have their full genome...

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