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As the Y chromosome is disappearing, we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to men, while asking if we could, and should, engineer animals to be as smart as us. And should you sell your DNA on the Internet? 

This DNA Robot Can Rotate and Function Like Latches

Researchers have developed a way to make simple, self-assembling DNA ‘robots’ that can rotate and function like latches. Combined, they can be used as nano-scale cargo carriers that respond to electromagnetic commands via remote control.

Memory Gene Goes Viral

Researchers have discovered that a gene crucial for learning, called Arc, can send its genetic material from one neuron to another by employing a strategy commonly used by viruses.