January 23, 2013
DNA Used to Store Computer Data
Charles Choi, Txchnologist
You could say that exploring the frontier of data storage is in their genes.
Researchers working to store information in the form of DNA say they have developed a way to hold an MP3 file containing 26 seconds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the text of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, Watson and Crick’s seminal paper on the molecular structure of nucleic acids and an image file on a piece of the material the size of a tiny dust particle.
TAGGED: DNA, DNA data storage