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Explaining how to store data in DNA © 2014 HMS Harvard
DNA is natures natural storage medium for information. Right from the beginning, it was and is the most advanced and dense storage medium that exists. Also, information can last for thousands of years. Costs and reading the storage efficiently are the main research missions at the moment.They quickly describe the process of how they did it and what you might use this massive, long term reliable storage medium.

"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."

Encoding and decoding DNA data storage
The process of reading and writing DNA storage © 2012 WYSS Institute - Harvard


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I like to share the great things I discover daily while researching and working in the field of Synthetic Biology.

When I talk to people about it, they often refer to Science Fiction. However, when I send them links to this wiki and they read through those pages, they start understanding that this is real and it's happening right now.