Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Alan Cross0
Soon, You’ll Be Able to Store Your Music Files in Your DNA
Or at least that’s the promise of these new developments announced this week in the science journal, Nature. I quote from Readability:
Scientists have stored audio and text on fragments of DNA and then retrieved them with near-perfect fidelity—a technique that eventually may provide a way to handle the overwhelming data of the digital age.
The scientists encoded in DNA—the recipe of life—an audio clip of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a photograph, a copy of Francis Crick and James Watson’s famous “double helix” scientific paper on DNA from 1953 and Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. They later were able to retrieve them with 99.99% accuracy.
Cool, no? Continue reading.