Storing Man-made Data in DNA
According to a recent article, "data in the world is doubling every two years, but data storage technologies are having a hard time keeping up. That's led some researchers to look for a solution in biology rather than computers."
"With the help of a California startup that makes synthetic DNA, researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center, were able to transfer a complete computer operating system, a very old movie, a $50 Amazon gift card and more into a tiny speck of DNA. In theory, that means it would be possible to store all the information humans have ever generated into the space of a single room."
Other advantages are that DNA is liquid so can take any shape and won't become obsolete like cassette tapes. DNA also lasts a long time, as demonstrated by the discovery of 45,000 year old woolly mammoth DNA.
Read more here for how DNA could, in the very near future, be the storage of choice!
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I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!