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Posted by sprague on June 3, 2005

The Doctor Is In – : a new column in Slate that summarizes the previous month’s health news.

This month discusses new findings that statin drugs reduce cancer risk, the latest news that being overweight might be okay, and other miscellaneous health news.

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Posted by sprague on June 1, 2005

Codon Devices is a new east-coast firm working on synthetic DNA, or “‘Photoshop For DNA’ as Forbes.com calls it.

My first question is how long you can make the sequences, since I know that has always been the bottleneck. Also, how fast can you synthesize?

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