All the data you can eat

The hard drive in all of us

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young

DNA-based data storage has been on the theoretical radar for years, but researchers at the bleeding edge of data storage are now starting to actually encode digital data in DNA, and get it back again, reports Nature. Members of the “DNA Data Storage Alliance”, which includes Microsoft, Twist Bioscience, Illumina and Western Digital, are pushing the envelope of bio-tech, with Twist encoding an episode of BioHackers into DNA. DNA promises the ability to store data at an incredibly high density — up to 17 exabytes per gram, enough for your big data AND your series collection.

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Jason Norwood-Young
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