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CLN – John Timmer – MP3 Files Written As DNA – Data Of Nearly Entire Library Of Congress Stored In A Single Gram – 28 January 2013

DNA-storage_2460302b-242x151It’s easy to get excited about the idea of encoding information in single molecules, which seems to be the ultimate end of the miniaturization that has been driving the electronics industry. But it’s also easy to forget that we’ve been beaten there—by a few billion years. The chemical information present in biomolecules was critical to the origin of life and probably dates back to whatever interesting chemical reactions preceded it. Continue reading