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Data Storage

Submission + - Stanford bioengineers create rewritable digital data storage in DNA (moneyscience.com)

An anonymous reader writes: You don't hear too much about biological computing but in research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences scientists reveal they have devised the genetic equivalent of a binary digit — a "bit" in data parlance.

"It took us three years and 750 tries to make it work, but we finally did it," according to Jerome Bonnet, of research which describes, a method for repeatedly encoding, storing and erasing digital data within the DNA of living cells.

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Stanford bioengineers create rewritable digital data storage in DNA

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