DailyDirt: Storing Data On DNA

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There are lots of ways to store information nowadays — from cloud services to nano-lithography to synthesizing custom strands of DNA. Some methods are cheaper or more convenient than others, but if physical space is really a premium, then encoding a gazillion bits of data on a few grams of DNA seems like the way to go. Here are just a few projects working on using DNA as an archiving medium.

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Anonymous Coward says:

How about mining gold with bacteria, or making clothes with bacteria?

One can store data on bacteria DNA and manufacture clothes or bags to transport it.

Now imagine some mad scientist producing a bacteria that can produce gold and store the geolocation of it in its DNA LoL

Another mad idea is having the research about human vision integrated into DNA storage, imagine you tap into the optic nerve transforming the eyeballs into spycams and store those movies in your own DNA.

Now that would incredible 🙂

Sorry just having fun and letting the imagination go wild.

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