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Binary data can be stored on DNA - 750MB per strand

Researchers at UC Riverside have found a way to get into your body and your bloodstream. No, they're not spiritual gurus or B-movie mad scientists. Nathaniel G. Portney, Yonghui Wu, Stefano Lonardi, and Mihri Ozkan from UCR's departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biochemistry, and Electrical Engineering, and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, are just talented when it comes to manipulating DNA.

In their paper, "Length-based Encoding of Binary Data in DNA," which was published by the American Chemical Society last month, the researchers discovered a system to encode digital information within DNA. This method relies on the length of the fragments obtained by the partial restriction digest rather than the actual content of the nucleotide sequence. As a result, the technology eliminates the need to use expensive sequencing machinery.

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Kakkoii3411d ago (Edited 3411d ago )

That's 750MB PER DNA STRAND.

We could store petabytes of data in mere droplets of space.

Can't wait to see what else the future holds :P.

Use a piece of hair as the storage space for all your data! XD.

(Wishes I lived 100 years in the future <_<.)

Cartesian3D3411d ago

then u need a really HIGH speed port (USB3 ? ) in the back of your head..

but I wan WiFi in my DNA too ..

phonyforceslayer3410d ago

woz it playstaion 10 or something X)

Fishy Fingers3411d ago

I guess being a spy just got a whole lot easier!

Slayer OP3411d ago

They found a way to store nearly a gig in a strand of dna and yet we have to pay 50 bucks for a 1 gig memory stick? Hurry up and het this tech out there!

Skerj3411d ago (Edited 3411d ago )

Dammit, Sony's going to use that in the PS9 afterall!! What if they start injecting us with data, will I have to buy Symantec branded condoms?

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