Storing Computer Data on DNA Works! And, it’s Very, Very Efficient.
Scientists have succeeded in transforming all those noughts and ones into A’s, C’s, G’s and T’s; and then transforming the code into DNA.
The DNA acts like a hard drive and stores the precise code securely and accurately, indefinitely.
Dr Emily Leproust of Twist Bioscience says, “The whole of the internet could be stored in a shoebox”
It is then a simple process to extract the data back into a form which can be read, viewed and worked on as we do now.
It is believed that this remarkable solution might be available in another five years, with viable personal use within ten to fifteen years.