"In DNA storage, you have a drop of liquid containing floating molecules encoded with information," Grass from ETH Zurück says. "Right now, we can read everything that's in that drop. But I can't point to a specific place within the drop and read only one file." So, he and his colleagues are currently developing ways to label specific pieces of information on DNA strands to make them searchable."
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