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Storing Data as DNA, Harvard Researchers Say Test Tubes Can Store “the Whole Internet”

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Test tube data. It may sound strange, now, but genomics researcher and serial entrepreneur, George Church, told the Wall Street Journal encoding data in DNA “could be the wave of the future” for archives. Church was the senior researcher of a Harvard experiment to encode his forthcoming book,Regenesis, in DNA. According to Kyle Alspach, each of the nearly 55,000 strands of DNA used to store the text, contained an indicator of where the text belongs in the sequence of the book. The ability to store data as DNA, in the form of a viscous liquid or solid salt, presents vast new possibilities for the quantities and lengths at which data can be stored. As, Church notes, DNA data storage means “a device the size of your thumb could store as much information as the whole Internet.”

So, how does it work? DNA has its own language, containing a genetic code of four chemicals called bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T). Robert Lee Hotz’s article in the Wall Street Journal explains how the researchers translated the digital version of the book, composed of the ones and zeros binary code that computers read, into strands of DNA that each contained a section of the text.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Storing Data as DNA, Harvard Researchers Say Test Tubes Can Store “the whole Internet”- SiliconANGLE.com

       

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