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DATA STORAGE IN BACTERIA

DATA STORAGE IN BACTERIA

Students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong are pushing the envelope of data storage in the most unlikely of places–bacteria! The science behind it lies in what they call Biostorage–the art of storing and encrypting information onto living organisms. And what exactly does this mean? Well, just consider the fact that in 2007 a group of researchers were able to store Einstein's entire Theory of Relativity formula onto the DNA of a common soil bacterium. Whoa!

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[via Physorg]

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