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Visual of Microbial Art

Microbial Art

This snowman (shouldn't there be a broom?) was created by Niall Hamilton, published at microbialart.com . Science becomes art in this experimental collaboration of man, fungi and …

Visual of Antifreeze from Fish Blood Keeps Low-Fat Ice Cream Rich and Creamy

Antifreeze from Fish Blood Keeps Low-Fat Ice Cream Rich and Creamy

Fat is what makes ice cream taste rich and creamy. It's called ice cream, after all, not ice skim milk. So how have some manufacturers managed to make reduced fat ice cream that …

Visual of Forward to the Dark Ages: Our Horrifying Post-Antibiotic Future

Forward to the Dark Ages: Our Horrifying Post-Antibiotic Future

The world is returning to the era when a scraped knee or ear infection could lead to sudden, swift death.

Visual of Biopresence - Human DNA Trees

Biopresence - Human DNA Trees

Imagine a graveyard without tombstones, instead there are growing trees that contain genetic material of the deceased people burried there. Biopresence creates Human DNA trees by …

Visual of Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

The extent to which new technologies are intervening with everyday life can hardly be underestimated. Virtual realities, nano- and biotechnology are increasingly providing new …

Visual of Evolving Logo

Evolving Logo

Generative graphics and organic information design are making their way into the world of the applied arts. For the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, …

Visual of Featherless Chicken

Featherless Chicken

Behold the featherless chicken, created by Scientists at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel. The idea behind the development of this …

Visual of Scientists want to create human-cow hybrid

Scientists want to create human-cow hybrid

Scientists in the UK applied for permission to create part-cow, part-human embryos for research aimed at treating diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The embryos created …

Visual of Square bacteria

Square bacteria

In 1980 they were discovered: square bacteria. The bacteria are the most numerous type of cell found in salt lakes and are believed to be responsible for their characteristic red …

Visual of Biotypography

Biotypography

Israelian typographer Oded Ezer looks at the world from his point of view, through letters and numbers. So why not turn the world into typography. A short interview taken from …

Visual of Brainbow Mice

Brainbow Mice

In the 1960s, scientists found that a particular jellyfish makes a protein that glows, known as green fluorescent protein. In the 1990s, using genetic engineering, researchers …

Visual of DNA as Information Storage

DNA as Information Storage

Scientists have written a message into the DNA of a living organism , a breakthrough they believe could lead to a new era of organic computers capable of healing themselves if …

Visual of Hyper Animals

Hyper Animals

No no, don't worry! These hypernatural animals aren't the genetic surprise of some mad scientist, it is artist Sarina Brewer resampling, remixing and stitching together her Custom …

Visual of iBiogenetics

iBiogenetics

In 1998 at the introduction of the iMac , Apple declared that the "i" stood for "internet". Apple later adopted the "i" prefix across its consumer hardware and software lines. …

Visual of Next humans

Next humans

What will the human race look like in 1, 2, 3, 4 million years? Will it be one human race? Will there be a human race? Impressions of future scenario's must come from scientists, …

Visual of No transparent frog

No transparent frog

It was in the news all over the world, but wonder why at NextNature.net we have not mentioned the 'invention' of the transparent frog before? Probably because we think the frog is …

Visual of Out of Control

Out of Control

The Made and the Born: Neo-Biological civillization, written by Kevin Kelly, excerpt from Out of Control : The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World, …

Visual of The Tissue Engineered Meat of Tomorrow

The Tissue Engineered Meat of Tomorrow

The meat in the supermarket is abstract, square and habitually made from wickedly manufactured animals. A friend once told me he only eats meat if he "can not recognize the animal …

Visual of The Top 10 New Organisms of 2007

The Top 10 New Organisms of 2007

Genetic engineering isn't just for scientists in ivory towers or corporate R&D labs anymore. Researchers are still creating new mice and crops every week, but the tools and …

Visual of Typosperma

Typosperma

Another project by Oded Ezer, Typosperma is the second experimental typo project in his 'Biotypography' series. As a paraphrase on the biotechnology definition, 'Biotypography' is …

Visual of Bacteria That Eat Waste & Shit Petrol

Bacteria That Eat Waste & Shit Petrol

Energy problem? Why not genetically alter bacteria to have them provide 'renewable petroleum'. Crude oil is only a few molecular stages removed from the acids normally excreted by …

Visual of Bionic woman

Bionic woman

More bionic experiments can be found here .

Visual of Blobman

Blobman

This landscape is titled 'I can not help the way I feel' and was created by John Isaacs . The way in which the flesh grows, erupts and engulfs the body can be seen as a metaphor …

Visual of Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Nowadays, children know more corporate logo's and brands than bird or tree species. The average Western person has more worries about the instability of financial markets and …

Visual of DNA Synthesizer

DNA Synthesizer

Playing God? – "We are not playing..." After having seen this TED talk by Craig Venter , I came across a cynical yet clarifying comic (etcgroup.org) on his plans to build a new …

Visual of Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping software finds faces in a photograph and swaps the features in the target face from a library of faces.  This can be used to "de-identify" faces that appear in …

Visual of Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

In 2000 on a Japanese auction site , 20 real live Pokemon Pikachus were offered for 925 million dollars. Roughly translated: We capture each one after your order, so we guarantee …

Visual of Fake for Real: Dolly, the Cloned Sheep

Fake for Real: Dolly, the Cloned Sheep

Remember Dolly, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult somatic cell? Her birth was announced in 1997. People tend to see clones as exact copies of the originals, …

Visual of Flying Penguins

Flying Penguins

Last week, the BBC reported a colony of penguins that had gained the ability to fly (video) . The penguins were reported to fly thousands of miles and spend the winter in the …

Visual of Genetic Map of Europe

Genetic Map of Europe

European biologists have constructed a genetic map of Europe showing the relations between its various populations. The right part of the map shows the location in Europe where …

Visual of Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Starting next spring, a complete human-genome sequence can be ordered the Californian startup Complete Genomics for just $5,000, Techreview reports. Currently sequencing still …

Visual of Hybrid Carp with human face

Hybrid Carp with human face

I never expected anthropomorphobia to be evoked by a fish! This hybrid species fish was born between a carp and a leather carp in the pond of a personal house in Chongju. Each of …

Visual of Mice cloned from freezer – Mammoths next?

Mice cloned from freezer – Mammoths next?

Is the second coming of the woolly mammoth near? Researchers at Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research ( RIKEN ), who have successfully cloned mice from carcasses …

Visual of Mutants

Mutants

Mutants by Ricardo Portilho .

Visual of Next Rabbit

Next Rabbit

This is not a 3-D-animation of a fictional creature, but an actual existing animal: the Angora Rabbit.

Visual of Popple II

Popple II

Make no mistake. The children of the 80's are the bioengineers of today. ://nextnature.net

Visual of Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

In the weeks towards the Biggest Visual Power Show 2008 we post a few video's of earlier power show presentations. Philosopher Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul – author of countless articles …

Visual of Save The Tumor

Save The Tumor

Chantal Sebire suffers from an extremely rare form of cancer (foto: AFP) Since a few centuries some we tend to consider nature as something to preserve. Hence the international …

Visual of Small Talks

Small Talks

An installment in the series of: " Things I have learned in my life so far ". sagmeister.com These dividing pages for Austrian magazine .copy spell out:"Starting / a / charity / …

Visual of Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

If you've ever wanted to know just exactly how much DNA you share with your ridiculously tall brother or doppelganger best friend, you'll soon be able to find out. 23andMe , a …

Visual of Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

These two teenagers, Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss, just found out many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch with their sushi. …

Visual of After the reboot, meet the Homo Evolutis

After the reboot, meet the Homo Evolutis

At this year's TED conference , held in Long Beach California, Biotechnologist Juan Enriquez argued that even as mega-banks topple,  the big reboot is yet to come. It will come …

Visual of Bacteria that Turn CO2 into Energy

Bacteria that Turn CO2 into Energy

We’ve written earlier about man–made bacteria that eat waste & shit petrol . How about a genetically modified bacteria that can eat CO2 and excrete methane that could power …

Visual of Computer versus bacteria

Computer versus bacteria

Are bacteria faster than a computer? According a group of biological engineers they are. The scientists have done a research in which they have used the well-known bacteria …

Visual of Craig Venter – Catalyst of evolution

Craig Venter – Catalyst of evolution

If the six hour crash course on synthetic genomics is a bit too much for you, there is always a more snappy TED lecture in which Craig Venter ponders on whether we can create new …

Visual of Egg improvements

Egg improvements

Since it is Sunday, let's have a genetically photoshopped egg with a handy integrated eggholder. Not sure if these should be mass produced (if possible): Too painful for the …

Visual of Four environmental 'heresies'

Four environmental 'heresies'

TED talk by Steward Brand – the man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s – has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic …

Visual of Green Glowing Monkeys

Green Glowing Monkeys

Japanese researchers of the Central Institute for Experimental Animals , took a green fluorescent protein gene of a jellyfish, wove it into the DNA of a few marmosets embryos, …

Visual of Growth Assembly

Growth Assembly

Though the example product seems a little far-fetched; growth assembly could be quite revolutionary. Worldwide shipping of manufactured things is very inefficient. Why not ship …

Visual of How do Bacteria Communicate?

How do Bacteria Communicate?

So here we are; bragging about our discoveries and great new ways of living... meanwhile we tend to forget that we are NOT the dominant species on the surface of the earth. …

Visual of Hyper Fruit

Hyper Fruit

Imaginary advertizement for genetically engineered hybrid hyperfruits featuring an 'limwi', 'kiwange' and a 'strawblackberry'. Imagine a taste of things to come. Makes you want to …

Visual of Lab creates fake DNA evidence

Lab creates fake DNA evidence

DNA evidence has been the most bulletproof evidence for forensic sciences in recent years. Not anymore. A laboratory at Nucleix, a life-sciences company, has demonstrated it is …

Visual of Liberate the Breast Cancer Genes

Liberate the Breast Cancer Genes

On May 12, 2009 the ACLU and the (not-for-profit) Public Patent Foundation, filed a lawsuit, charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are …

Visual of Living Doll

Living Doll

Crying, talking, sleeping, walking... not really, but this is what Cliff Richard's concept could look like when laboratorised. "To demonstrate a new method for fabricating …

Visual of Genomics & the mapping of a wine grape

Genomics & the mapping of a wine grape

What is genomics? How will it affect our lives? Serial entrepreneur Barry Schuler explains the genomics revolution. We are now not just reading genomes, we are writing them. …

Visual of Synthetic biology demystified

Synthetic biology demystified

://nextnature.net The expanding research culture of synthetic biology demystified in this TV item on the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition . Via Posthuman …

Visual of Who designed the banana?

Who designed the banana?

Looking at a banana from a design perspective, one immediately notices the fruit is highly ergonomic and sophisticated: Bananas fit perfectly in the human hand, they come with a …

Visual of Craig Venter unveils 'Synthetic Life'

Craig Venter unveils 'Synthetic Life'

Craig Venter announces what might be a historic milestone in the nature caused by people. For 15 years, Craig Venter and his team of scientists have tried to synthesize life from …

Visual of Crops Running Wild

Crops Running Wild

Only for the title already I wanted to post this as soon as I read it on Nature.com. The newsarticle is entitled " GM crop escapes into the American wild ." Brilliant! Let's walk …

Visual of European Parliament goes Next Nature

European Parliament goes Next Nature

Alright the title "Making Perfect Life" ' may sound a bit 20th-century-modernistic-techno-optimistic-naive, but for the rest we are confident this conference is going to be pretty …

Visual of FluDOC – Glowing Bacteria Show if You Have Influenza

FluDOC – Glowing Bacteria Show if You Have Influenza

Bacteria are traditionally perceived as infectious and unhealthy, but that is about to change. This week designer Jan van der Asdonk graduated from the Next Nature Lab at the TU/e …

Visual of Genetically Modified Salmon moves to Kitchen Table

Genetically Modified Salmon moves to Kitchen Table

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal …

Visual of Grow-a-NanoRaptor

Grow-a-NanoRaptor

Now here is an example of the fusion between the made and the born , most kids would crave for. Much better than the robotic dino toy. Designed by evolution! Hopefully this …

Visual of Join the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award

Join the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award

So, you are well aware that biotech will drive our evolution , you took the crash course on synthetic genomics , you've got your map of the DNA world in your backpack and are now …

Visual of Revisiting Jurassic Park

Revisiting Jurassic Park

When searching for Next Nature in the world around us, one does not necessarily have to look at the present. The science fiction novel Jurassic Park, written in 1990 by the …

Visual of Transgenic Stingrays for Fashionable Feet

Transgenic Stingrays for Fashionable Feet

Rayfish Footwear, a company based in Thailand, has recently produced what may be the world's first genetically modified stingray. This ray exhibits an unusual, colorful pattern …

Visual of A bacteria of a different color

A bacteria of a different color

In 2009, undergraduates at the University of Cambridge worked with scientists and artists to engineer E. coli into E. chromi , a new type of bacteria that secretes a range of …

Visual of Black Wolves Have Dogs to Thank

Black Wolves Have Dogs to Thank

Black wolves should probably not exist. The same species as their gray relatives, these wolves have a genetic mutation that causes them to produces excess melanin, a pigment …

Visual of Blue, Belgian and Beefy

Blue, Belgian and Beefy

The Belgian Blue is a unique cattle breed that was developed quite accidentally in the late 1800s. An chance mutation lead the cattle to develop 'double muscling,' which occurs …

Visual of Gaming Glitches

Gaming Glitches

Some beautiful images from games gone wrong. If you have more of them, post a link in the comments Via

Visual of Labradoodle

Labradoodle

Indulge in its cuteness. The Labradoodle brings us the finest blend between the labrador and the poodle. Combining sociability with beauty, they are the perfect human companion. …

Visual of Occasionally Extinct and Virtually Alive

Occasionally Extinct and Virtually Alive

Japanese researchers are currently working on cloning a mammoth, and plan to produce a fluffy new prehistoric calf within four or five years . The bucardo, an extinct subspecies …

Visual of Policing Genes

Policing Genes

The genetics of the plants in your garden could become a police matter. Pharmaceutical companies are experimenting with genetically engineering plants to produce useful and …

Visual of Should we clone Neanderthals?

Should we clone Neanderthals?

If Neanderthals ever walk the earth again, the primordial ooze from which they will rise is an emulsion of oil, water, and DNA capture beads engineered in the laboratory of 454 …

Visual of Take your transgenic kids to the CPNH

Take your transgenic kids to the CPNH

The Center for PostNatural History doesn't house the dinosaurs or dioramas of your run-of-the-mill natural history museum. Instead, it's the first museum dedicated exclusively to …

Visual of The Monsters We Deserve

The Monsters We Deserve

Recently, a video clip has been circulating the web that  purportedly shows a rabbit born earless due to the radiation at Fukushima. BoingBoing has a convincing take-down of the …

Visual of The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

Ever wished you could take a shower with pigeon poop? Artist Tuur van Balen proposes changing pigeons from flying rats to cleaning agents. A speculative, specially engineered …

Visual of The Technological Sublime

The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of 'the exalted,' of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became …

Visual of Think Breast is Best?  Try Udder

Think Breast is Best? Try Udder

Scientists in China have created transgenic cows that produce 'human' milk.  The researchers boosted the fat content of the milk and added three types of proteins, unique to …

Visual of Transgenic Jell-O, more human than ever!

Transgenic Jell-O, more human than ever!

The American Chemical Society has announced a new method of producing gelatin that sounds like good news for cannibals and the canni-curious. Researchers are able to create …

Visual of Adorably Endangered Kitten Born to Domestic Cat Surrogate

Adorably Endangered Kitten Born to Domestic Cat Surrogate

"Crystal", an endangered black-footed cat , was recently born to a domestic cat surrogate at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species . The birth was achieved using a …

Visual of Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

This morning we received an astounding video from a group of animal right activist that broke in at Rayfish Footwear, the Thai based fashion brand that creates $1500 personalized sneakers from genetically engineered stingray leather.

Visual of Better Than Nature?

Better Than Nature?

At the turn of the millennium, miniaturized canines acquired the cherished status of living, designer handbag ornaments.  These teeny tiny photogenic doggies, which had been …

Visual of Creating the World's Cutest Fruit

Creating the World's Cutest Fruit

Just like corn, bananas , and essentially any other plant we cultivate, the Cutie mandarin is the result of a concerted effort to produce an ideal food. Mandarin oranges come from …

Visual of Edible Implants

Edible Implants

Why turn to implants when the female body can do it by itself? Dutch designer Femke Mosch came up with the idea of making edible implants that stimulate breast growth from within.

Visual of Post Natural Organisms of the EU

Post Natural Organisms of the EU

If you happen to be in the neighborhood you might want to drop by at the exhibition Post Natural Organisms of the European Union in Amsterdam. The small but delicate expo, curated …

Visual of Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Raymond Ong recorded a video response in which he analyzes the controversy around his genetically engineered stingray leather sneaker. Highly recommended for nextnature connoisseurs.

Visual of Where Be Dragons? Try Your Instinctual Fear of Snakes

Where Be Dragons? Try Your Instinctual Fear of Snakes

This last Monday rang in the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Not restricted just to the benevolent, snake-like creature of Chinese mythology, or to the greedy, princess-stealing …

Visual of Who will Question Bio-Engineering?

Who will Question Bio-Engineering?

Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe presents a parade of recent bio-engineering experiments, from glowing monkeys , to genetically boosted salmon , to cyborg insects . He asks: isn't it …

Visual of Why It's Time to Calm Down about

Why It's Time to Calm Down about "Invasive" GM GloFish

Is the neon green tetra GloFish soon to be the florescent, transgenic terror of America's waterways? The internet hype machine has repeated ad infinitum the Washington Post's  …

Visual of Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

An interview about the history and promises of synthetic biology, and the problem with the word "nature".

Visual of Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Heather Dewey-Hagborg just needs a strand of your hair to know what you look like.

Visual of How to Turn Skin Cells into a Baby

How to Turn Skin Cells into a Baby

A stem cell experiment with mice may one day mean that same-sex couples could have bio children.

Visual of Implanted into Bacteria, Synthetic DNA Functions as a Diagnostic Computer

Implanted into Bacteria, Synthetic DNA Functions as a Diagnostic Computer

In the movie Fantastic Voyage, a submarine and its crew were shrunk and injected into the body of a sick man in an attempt to save his life. Despite the fictional nature of this …

Visual of Modifying Milk and Glowing Livestock

Modifying Milk and Glowing Livestock

Genetically modified glowing sheep make it harder to count sheep at night.

Visual of Oranges Are Going Extinct – Unless a Gene from Spinach Can Help

Oranges Are Going Extinct – Unless a Gene from Spinach Can Help

Only genetic engineering can stop citrus from going commercially extinct. But is the public ready to accept GM orange juice?

Visual of Purple GM Tomatoes Prevent Cancer

Purple GM Tomatoes Prevent Cancer

A new strain of purple GM tomatoes last longer on shelves and help out cancer-prone mice.

Visual of Taste the Artificial Fish Rainbow

Taste the Artificial Fish Rainbow

A gorgeously uncanny school of discus fish cluster in an aquarium, all of them captive breeds. Though there's nothing unusual about artificially selecting animals for flamboyant …

Visual of The Insect with Natural Mechanical Gears

The Insect with Natural Mechanical Gears

The first – and only – mechanical gears found in nature.

Visual of What Will We Look Like in 100,000 Years?

What Will We Look Like in 100,000 Years?

In 100,000 years human beings might look like a manga character: big intense eyes, high forehead, large head, straight nose, more pigmented skin, and perfect symmetry. “There will …

Visual of All-Natural E-nemies

All-Natural E-nemies

Chemistry teacher, James Kennedy, shows us that Mother Nature's products are far sneakier and complex than the lab's.

Visual of Bugs Developed Immunity to GMO Corn

Bugs Developed Immunity to GMO Corn

The Western Corn Rootworm has evolved to eat genetically engineered corn, designed to kill it.

Visual of Fish Fins vs Bones

Fish Fins vs Bones

Zebrafish can regrow fins. Is there a possibility we can regrow bones in the near future?

Visual of Scientists Created

Scientists Created "Alien-DNA"

US-scientists extended the DNA alphabet with two new created 'foreign' building-blocks.

Visual of Stable Propagation of Next Natural DNA

Stable Propagation of Next Natural DNA

A team of scientists created a semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet.

Visual of Beautiful Wallpapers Created with Vaccine

Beautiful Wallpapers Created with Vaccine

Created by Vik Muniz and Tal Danino, Flowers uses livers cells treated with smallpox vaccine in order to create floral patterns.

Visual of Gene-Edited Micropigs Will Be Soon Sold As Pets

Gene-Edited Micropigs Will Be Soon Sold As Pets

Earlier this year, a group of Chinese scientists published a paper about the modification of the genome of human embryos with the cutting-edge powerful technique called CRISPRs. …

Visual of Genome Editing - Bringing the Übermensch to a Shelf Near You

Genome Editing - Bringing the Übermensch to a Shelf Near You

Last April, a Chinese group of researchers published a paper that set the scientific world ablaze in a fierce debate. The paper was about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human …

Visual of Recreating Woolly Mammoth DNA

Recreating Woolly Mammoth DNA

Scientists at Harvard University inserted wooly mammoth DNA into the genome of the Asian elephant.

Visual of C-Sections Caused an Evolutionary Change

C-Sections Caused an Evolutionary Change

C-sections have an unexpected side effect on human evolution. Newborn heads are getting bigger, while the mothers birth cannals are becoming smaller.

Visual of Designer babies: the kids of the future?

Designer babies: the kids of the future?

What if you had the choice of sparing your child from diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or autism?

Visual of Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene therapy can cure up to 200 different diseases and the list is growing.

Visual of GM Ants Show How Insect Societies Work

GM Ants Show How Insect Societies Work

Scientists gene modify ants in order to find out more about their social behavior.

Visual of Orange Petunias Banned in Europe

Orange Petunias Banned in Europe

GM varieties of petunia are not authorized for cultivation in the EU.

Visual of A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

Scientists sent mango embryos to space lab in order to let them develop new genetic traits.

Visual of 'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know. …