Friday, January 25, 2013

Store your data in DNA?

Researchers have stored text, images and sound recordings in DNA. DNA is stable and dense; stable because it is not alive. Dense: a cupful of DNA might be able to store 100 million hours of high-definition video! Scientists find that the design of DNA is amazing.

The process of storing, then retrieving is long and detailed, but it worked. It will be possible to make it much cheaper, maybe cheap enough for mass usage. They are not saying what human/animal the DNA is from.

Wall Street Journal

The pic: WSJ. Click to enlarge.

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