Issue Date: September 7, 2015
Scientists Look To DNA For Long-Term Data Storage
DNA is known for being a storehouse of genetic information. Just one gram of the genetic material can theoretically hold some 300,000 terabytes of information, far exceeding the roughly 5 terabytes found on the best computer hard drives. And as a result of finding intact DNA in fossilized bones, scientists know that DNA can remain stable for hundreds of thousands of years, whereas hard drives might last only 50 years.
Those attributes have made synthetic . . .
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