Would DNA be a choice to backup this computer network

by Crabby 12 Replies latest social current

  • Crabby

    A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.

    The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri, basically treats DNA as just another digital storage device. Instead of binary data being encoded as magnetic regions on a hard drive platter, strands of DNA that store 96 bits are synthesized, with each of the bases (TGAC) representing a binary value (T and G = 1, A and C = 0).

  • Simon

    Just because something *can* be done doesn't mean it's the best choice. There are simply better, more promising avenues for dense data storage.

  • Vidiot

    If DNA is an information storage medium, it's in serious need of optimizing and defragmenting...

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