Japanese chemists claim to have assembled the world’s first artificial molecule of DNA. Deoxyribonucleic Acid, or DNA is the combination of four basic building blocks responsible for carrying genetic instructions to create living organisms, and make them function properly. Utilizing that same characteristic, reproducing the molecule allows the possibility of storing immense amounts of information and creating simple electronic circuits in nano-sized mechanical devices. While it’ll take years to develop the technology, artificial DNA could effectively end the reign of today’s speed-limited silicon micro-chips.

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