Brainiacs turn 53,000-word book into DNA and back again8/17/2012
Forget flash drives. Harvard researchers have converted a 53,426-word book into DNA and then read the book back using gene sequencing technology. Turns out DNA can store more digital info per cubic millimeter than flash memory, proving that it’s impossible to improve on nature. We clearly need better storage solutions for massive collections of data such as surveillance footage from CCTV cameras that’s periodically trashed to save space. DNA is also an appealing option since it will remain readable for millennia and won’t require upgrades or new releases. Only problem is that synthesizing and sequencing DNA is seriously expensive. Calling all brainiacs: We sense a major entrepreneurial opportunity here. [Source]
Would you store your stuff on DNA?