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Monday, July 4, 2016

DNA Data Storage

DNA Is Our New Data Storage Technique | July 4, 2016

Digital data, including videos, photos and text collected by devices is expected to hit 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. At its current rate, the world is producing more data than the capacity to store it.
So, obviously, this can soon be a serious problem, but scientists think they have come up with a solution. Researchers say that in the near future it will be possible to store large amounts of data in DNA.

"According to Twist Bioscience, DNA-based archival technology has two key advantages on traditional digital storage: much longer lifespan, with recent data showing that DNA data storage could last up to 2,000 years, and higher data density, which can reach one trillion GB for a single gram of DNA." Source:

<more at; related articles and links:  (DNA Data Storage Moves Beyond Moore’s Law. April 8, 2016) and (Data Storage in DNA Becomes a Reality. January 2013)>

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