24 January 2013

DNA as a new method of digital data storage

Quite the most exciting, extraordinary thing that I've read about recently: encoding information in DNA as a means of high density archival data storage. The Guardian has a news article about this: 'Shakespeare's sonnets encoded in DNA' and the original research is reported in an article in Nature 'Towards practical, high-capacity, low-maintenance information storage in synthesized DNA'.

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