Friday, January 25, 2013

DNA Data Storage

Two British scientists have demonstrated a possible solution to future enormous data storage challenges by storing all of Shakespeare's sonnets on several small stretches of DNA. The four letters in DNA's alphabet — the nucleotides commonly abbreviated as A, C, G and T, are used to corrolate the same binary numbers address numbers 1010.

Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Doulbe Helix
NPR Morning Edition
Jan 24, 2013

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Encoded In DNA
NPR Talk of the Nation, Science Friday
Jan 26, 2013

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